I am interested in becoming a correctional senior case analyst. A senior case analyst within the Department of Corrections in North Carolina oversees other case analysts and ensures that the security level and program recommendations for inmates who are coming into the prison system are appropriate for each individual. The process involves reviewing the files of each inmate after they have been interviewed by a case analyst and what their recommendations are for programs and level of security facility the inmate should be sent to within the North Carolina prison system. Senior case analysts also oversee the psychological and intellectual testing of inmates; these results are also used in placing the inmates within the prison system and deciding which programs would be beneficial to the individual. Examples of programs available are Alcoholic’s Anonymous, GED classes, Community Work Programs, and Transitional programs.
I did not realize how much of a problem those individuals have when it comes to the criminal justice system. The information is very important to the criminal justice system. When looking into the police enforcement, prison system, the court system and even the safety of the community knowing and understanding the basic information with serious mental illness people is very important. The author provides a lot of information in this chapter. The author covers a lot of different aspects when it deals with the serious mentally ill.
P2/P3:Explain the role of lawyers in criminal and civil cases Solicitors Solicitors give advice on areas of the law.Solicitors are the first people who are contacted when somebody or businesses are looking for legal advice or for them to be represented.Solicitors are normally within a team in firms owned by the solicitors.Some solicitors also work for the local government.Solicitors have to work their way up. Solicitors are found in different areas of the law.Work which solicitors do is: Meeting clients finding out what they require and helping them in some way Carrying out research on relevant areas of the law and giving courses for clients Drafting out contracts, letters and other legal documents which the client will require.Representing
The reentry model was developed by the National Institute of Corrections to help the state correctional departments develop their own transition programs from prison to the community. A prison case manager develops a transitional accountability plan that serves as an assessment of what each offender needs to accomplish prior to their release date and in the community. They are generally transferred to a transitional housing unit when they are close to their release date so they can work on goals for once they are back out into society. There can be many challenges when reintegrating prisoners into society, some of these issues can overlap and multiply when various aspects of their lives are mismanaged, neglected, or mistreated. If prisoners
Halfway houses are places where offenders can live, work, and pay rent, while receiving treatment or job training, they are a critical component in reintegrating offenders into society. There are two types of halfway houses, in or out, halfway in refers to the last chance for an offender to correct criminal behavior before being incarcerated, and halfway out is typically parolees and prerelease offenders. Both equally as important, correcting antisocial behavior is key in rehabilitating offenders, teaching positive behaviors and necessary skills to overcome the challenges of life. The environment allows offenders to live in society, and enables them to learn how to navigate and overcome obstacles in real life scenarios, while under supervision.
Substance abuse can cause liver, kidney, intestinal, esophagus, and lung damage. How can the youth receive assistance before they commit any criminal activity? In North Carolina there are numerous ways to receive help. There is a program called Patient Assistance which helps low income, uninsured patients, and receiving medications to help live with their mental health disorders. Another place to receive help with mental health is Carolina Partners in Mental Healthcare, in Raleigh, and Durham.
To address Edwardo’s concerns the first things is to get a case manager/social worker involved, as discussed in class. This is important because they would be able to coordinate services or find out if there are services available for him. Find out what type of services the jail provides will let us know if it is safe for Edwardo to discharge. Yet, based on experience, most importantly they would be able to connect with case managers at the jail to coordinate services and care. Regarding the language barrier, organizing an interpreter to be present during the discharge process to make sure the patient full understands the material provided.
The detainees at their two centers are between the ages of 10 and fifteen and they are held in these centers as they await the results of their trails. After the trial results are released, these Juvenile delinquents are passed on to the relevant facilities or released back in to the community. The center works closely with the related systems. For example, the management collaborates with the legal entities to provide the services in the context of the legal regulations in the state of New York and the federal government. For example, the requirements for confidentiality are a function of federal laws while the requirements for relaxation of the environment is a function of the local legislations.
During processing, the inmate will be classified to determine their housing. Classifying an inmate helps keep the inmate and other inmates as safe as possible as well as the staff. The classification lets members in the jail know and understand how dangerous the inmate might be and the custody level that is needed. This is where security comes into play with the inmate. All inmates who are brought into the facility are searched to ensure the safety of staff, arrestees and the facility.
During her rehabilitation process, she was rehabilitated psychologically because she was placed in a psychiatric institution and getting treatment from committee members. As apart of her sentence, she was allowed to live in a grouped home and enroll in a university after she received her high school diploma by learning in jail as a start on her reintegration into the real world. Lastly, While there are some weak aspects of the YCJA such as the media ban because this policy endangered the public. However, the positive aspect of the YCJA such as the rehabilitation and reintegration outweighs the negative by providing guidance for youth offenders and ensure they have a better future. Helping youth offenders is important because it makes the youth offender recognize their past mistake and decrease their chance in committing a crime again.
Whether the services are in or out of the prison it’s important that these children know about them and how to access them. Community based services are a main resource the author talks about. It is shown that many children who have a mother incarcerated were not living with that parent prior to their incarceration. These community services allow these children to have access to a center where they can talk and receive information on how to cope with their feelings and anger. The author also mentions how there is resources for toddlers, school aged, and adolescents.
How does a system that is designed to punish, treat mentally ill offenders? The answer is legislative reforms to provide funding to treat and establish groups to monitor inmates inside prison, however, there must also be community involvement outside of the prison walls where offenders can establish an assistance and not be simply released to the wild as they are
Before intervening through treatment, I need to know if I am working with a special population (substance-abuse offenders, violent offenders, psychopaths, sex offenders, and women) so that I can correctly adjust treatment to meet their needs. Moreover, I need to be aware of the cultural norms of the offender to form a respectful therapeutic alliance. Since the prison is run by the state or federal government, I need to consider that although I work with the prisoners, I work for the prison and the facility is my true client. Therefore, I should remember that the convict may lack trust in me, as a therapist, and may show restrictions participating in therapy because they might see me as an instrument of the court or law enforcement. For a successful rehabilitative program, Andrews and Bonta advocate that the program must "respect the individual, have a psychological theory basis, and should work in junction with the enhancement of preventative service" (YEAR).
Restorative Justice past practices and activities that are popular within the Restorative justice movement are Prisoner rights and alternatives to prisons, which is a program to change prison condition and minimize incarceration sentencing, Conflict Resolution is a program that creates neighborhood justice centers available to the community. The Victim offender Reconciliation program (VORPs) is a meeting between the victim and the community, Victim-Offender Mediation (VOMS) is mediation between the victim and the offender, Victim Advocacy is the victim rights group which focused on the efforts for restitution for the crime. The family group conferences (FGCs) allow the victim and family and the offenders to meet. The Sentencing Circle includes