May 2, 2013

Motivational Interviewing helps rehabilitate offenders

The National Institute of Corrections recently posted an article advocating the use of Motivational Interviewing in the corrections field. NIC describes MI as a technique for open communication between offenders and their supervisors that aims to help offenders overcome their reluctance to change problem behaviors. Motivational Interviewing is a core […]
October 25, 2011

Jail Employment Education Program prepares inmates for post-custody life

Recently released offenders are at the highest risk of re-offense. Employment provides stability and security and helps reduce that risk. The BI Jail Employment Education Program (JEEP) begins preparing offenders for a productive life after incarceration while they are still in custody. JEEP includes job skills training as well as […]
July 14, 2011

Napa County wins state award for probationer program

The California State Association of Counties awarded its prestigious Merit Award to Napa County in recognition of the county’s Adult Correctional System Master Plan. Designed with input from local law enforcement, judges and corrections officials, the plan created a better system for county officials to supervise and rehabilitate criminal offenders. […]