Often, differences in organizational cultures between service providers and correctional staff can impede the ability of CFBOs and correctional staff to work together.
To promote information-sharing and mutual support between providers from CFBOs and correctional staff, correctional agencies should require anyone who works inside a secure institution or probation or parole agency to participate in orientations and trainings.
Additionally, the department sponsored community leadership forums across the state, where CFBOs and department staff met to share information about rehabilitative programs and services and to encourage and recruit volunteers.
To make the most of the reentry dollars they spend, correctional administrators appropriately concentrate their programs and services on individuals at a higher risk of re-offending or those with special needs, but CFBOs may be unable or hesitant to serve those individuals.
To ensure that CFBOs are able and willing to serve targeted populations, a state might create financial incentives for organizations to focus on higher risk individuals and those with special treatment and service needs.
However, performance measurement and accountability requirements are often overwhelming to CFBOs, particularly if they are relatively small or new.