Why ask about family? A guide for corrections

By looking beyond the individual to families and social supports, corrections officers can help improve public safety and other outcomes. This guide describes the principles of a strength-based, family-focused approach in corrections practices, policy, and reentry planning that can make a difference. It was developed for correctional administrators, case managers, reentry and discharge planners, treatment-team members, institutional parole officers, and other personnel working in and around jails, prisons, and other corrections institutions.

http://www.vera.org/download?file=3181/Why-ask-about-family-Final.pdf