Describe the elements of a successful correctional rehabilitation program.

Reducing Recidivism with Evidence-Based Approaches
The criminal justice system aims to deter individuals from initially committing crime. However, the system must also endeavor to prevent those who have been convicted of a crime and released from recommitting crimes and returning to prison. Current research shows a high rate of recidivism, with as many as 43% of felons being rearrested while still on parole (Petersillia 2011). However, researchers are not only recognizing a problem but are also looking for solutions as they search for empirically based methods to reduce recidivism. Through their work, they call-in to question early research that suggests reducing recidivism through treatment is unlikely.
For this Assignment, review the Learning Resources and identify elements of a successful correctional rehabilitation program. Consider the importance of evidence-based programs.
Write a 2-page paper that addresses the following:
Describe the elements of a successful correctional rehabilitation program.
Identify and briefly describe an existing program that consists of those elements.
As a policymaker, explain the importance in supporting evidence-based correctional rehabilitation programs. Justify your response.

Use from the following approved resources:
Pennsylvania Prison Society. (n.d.). Retrieved from
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). A guide to evidence-based practices (EBP) on the web. Retrieved from
U.S Department of Justice. (2011, May 16). Edward Latessa (5 of 7): Solutions in corrections: Using evidence-based knowledge NIJ Video file. Retrieved from