In our FY 2014–2018 Strategic Plan, CSP established one outcome indicator and one outcome-oriented performance goal related to public safety:
1. Decreasing recidivism among the supervised offender population, and
2. Successful completion of supervision.
In considering these outcome measures, CSOSA recognizes the well-established connection among criminogenic needs, behavioral health (both substance abuse and mental health challenges) and crime. Long-term success in reducing recidivism depends upon two key factors:
1. Identifying and treating criminogenic needs, as well as addressing behavioral health issues and other social problems among the offender population; and
2. Establishing swift and certain consequences for violations of release conditions.