Multimedia Resources

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Audio Link 8.1: Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There
Description: Juvenile justice reformers have tried for years to figure out what works to help rehabilitate youth in trouble, and a recent shift away from locking kids up has been at the forefront of reform efforts. One of the most common alternatives to incarceration is to order kids directly into probation, instead of juvenile hall.

Audio Link 8.2: After Thousands Of Inmates Released Early, Probation Officers Will Be Watching
Description: Over the past few days, thousands of federal inmates have been leaving prison early and returning to their communities, the result of changes to sentencing guidelines for drug-related crimes. And this has raised a question. Who will be monitoring the former inmates?

Video Link 8.1: Rural community corrections officers go the extra mile

Video Link 8.2: Offender credits DOC course for changing his behavior

Video Link 8.3: Inside the mind of an offender in the work release program, why some escape when their time is almost up
Description: Video highlights an offenders experience in the work release program

Video Link 8.5: The Neuroscience of Restorative Justice
Description: Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn't we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury ... could we help the brain re-grow morality?

Web Link 8.1: American Probation and Parole Association
Description: Website for the American Probation and Parole Association

Web Link 8.2: Restorative Justice
Description: Website for Restorative Justice