Write a 300 word paper on evidence-based practices and emerging trends in the intersection between the corrections and human services fields, and how these trends affect employment opportunities. Include the following:
Describe how careers related to supporting individuals involved with the correctional system have evolved over time.
Describe how the fields of human services and corrections intersect.
Identify evidence-based practices for working with individuals involved in the correctional system.
Explain how knowledge of these practices will assist you in obtaining the career you chose in Week 1. I choose a police officer
Careers related to supporting individuals involved with the correctional system have evolved. Correctional counseling and treatment specialists, substance abuse counselors, and career counselors are careers related to the correctional system that has changed as the correctional practices change with time. Correctional institutions have evolved and presented the correctional officer with different challenges. The correctional officers have been supported by correctional counselors and treatment providers, which have been introduced in correctional institutions to support correctional processes.
The intersection of human services and corrections comes with the consideration of correctional officers as a human services worker through job enrichment. A correctional officer has expanded their roles to include human service obligations that contribute to the development of resilient prison environments in the accommodation of shifting needs and concerns of inmates and supporting the coping efforts. Human service officers strive to be complete correctional officers through being responsive to challenges posed for them and their wards by the prison. The correctional officers need nurturance and support if they are to survive.
Evidence-based practices for working with individuals involved in the correctional system consists of the use of risk assessments that provide better results than clinical judgment alone and enhancing intrinsic motivation through engaging, focusing, and planning to increase offenders, targeting interventions that ensure offender move out of the life of crime. Evidence-based practices also include matching offender traits, cognitive behavioral therapy, and strengthening pro-social influences.
The knowledge of evidence-based practices and careers that support the correctional system help me understand the role of a police officer in the society. As a police officer, my career would relate closely to the field of human services. To obtain my career as a police officer, it would be important to be involved with the members of the society as a complete human services officer.
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