Communicating a shared message: CCCN is working to develop a common message on the importance of community corrections to federal, state and local policymakers and to the public;
Representing the field: CCCN is working to inform the development of community corrections proposals and policies at the federal, state and local levels;
Prioritizing research and evaluation: CCCN is working to prioritize research areas emerging from international and national operational experience that promote evidence-based practices and enhance the effectiveness of community corrections; and
Enhancing professionalism and sustainability in the field: CCCN is working to develop the efficiency and sustainability of community corrections-related professional associations.
CCCN believed that for community corrections to succeed in the future, a document would be needed to serve as a platform for communicating its message to the field, potential partners, and potential funders and policymakers about what it takes to sustain community corrections effectively.
There were two significant results from the CCCN project, the first-ever assessment of our campus carbon footprint and a carbon neutrality action plan.
In terms of sequestration, the CCCN project students were assisted greatly by a previous study (9) of the carbon sequestration potential of land owned by the institution.
The first way in which the CCCN project informed the campus community was administratively.
Results of the CCCN project were presented at the Fall 2007 Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP) poster session, where other administration personnel and faculty members became aware of the results of the student project.
The experience of the CCCN and CETS exercises had many beneficial impacts on students.