SENATE COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

 

 

February 10, 2003†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hearing Room 343

8:00 A.M.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tapes 21-22

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††† Sen. John Minnis, Chair

Sen. Ginny Burdick, Vice-Chair

Sen. Ted Ferrioli

Sen. Charlie Ringo

Sen. Vicki Walker

 

MEMBER EXCUSED:††††††††† Sen. Charles Starr

 

STAFF PRESENT:†††††††††††††††† Craig Prins, Counsel

Jane Bodenweiser, Committee Assistant

 

 

MEASURE/ISSUES HEARD:†††††††††† Informational Meeting

Dr. Ed Latessa, Promoting Public Safety through Reducing Recidivism.What works, What Doesnít.

 

 

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speakerís exact words.For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 21, A

003

Chair Minnis

Calls the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m.

005

Craig Prins

Committee Counsel.Introduces Dr. Ed Latessa.

015

Dr. Ed Latessa

Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati.Gives presentation on Promoting Public Safety Through Reducing Recidivism.

090

Sen. Ringo

Asks about extending incarceration.

098

Dr. Latessa

Says extending time does not reduce recidivism.

105

Dr. Latessa

Continues his presentation.

157

Chair Minnis

Wonders about treatment and correction being in the same context.

164

Dr. Latessa

Says risk reduction or intervention would be a more appropriate term than treatment.

187

Dr. Latessa

Continues his presentation.

193

Sen. Walker

Asks about transitional offenders and the prognosis for risk reduction.

200

Dr. Latessa

Addresses transitional offenders. Continues his presentation.

240

Dr. Latessa

Discusses major risk factors for criminal conduct.

376

Chair Minnis

Talks about his experience with criminal offenders.

420

Dr. Latessa

Describes some specific examples of sex offenders.

TAPE 22, A

028

Dr. Latessa

Continues his presentation.

042

Dr. Latessa

Discusses effective correctional intervention.

060

Sen. Walker

Asks for clarification of intervention for high-risk offenders.

068

Dr. Latessa

Explains there is no effective intervention for the highest risk category.

070

Vice Chair Burdick

Asks what tools are used to classify risk factors and assessment.

089

Dr. Latessa

Discusses how risk factors are measured.

120

Dr. Latessa

Recaps a recent study of community correctional programs in Ohio.

227

Chair Minnis

Asks if some programs are doing more harm than good.

234

Dr. Latessa

Replies, yes.

244

Vice Chair Burdick

Wonders which programs did the worst.

285

Dr. Latessa

Discusses why some programs do so poorly.

340

Dr. Latessa

Continues to discuss treatment effect.

397

Vice Chair Burdick

Asks about self-esteem and how it is approached in these programs.

416

Dr. Latessa

Explains that self-esteem is targeted as a risk factor.

454

Dr. Latessa

Continues an evaluation of various treatment programs.

TAPE 21, B

050

Dr. Latessa

Talks about treatment effects overall.

075

Chair Minnis

Asks if the correctional programs in Ohio are government programs.

082

Dr. Latessa

Says about half are government programs, half are contract programs.

112

Prins

Asks about secure half-way houses.

118

Dr. Latessa

Says half-way houses are not secure.

121

Chair Minnis

Asks about half-way house programs today compared to the 1960ís.

140

Dr. Latessa

Says there are bad programs in every state and always will be.

175

Dr. Latessa

Talks about the most effective programs.

217

Dr. Latessa

Discusses programs that manage people rather than reduce recidivism.

360

Vice Chair Burdick

Wonders if there is potential for too much cognitive programming.

370

Dr. Latessa

Explains why he doesnít think so.

380

Vice Chair Burdick

Asks if listing programs that are shown not to work would be helpful.

389

Dr. Latessa

Responds that it should be made clear that cognitive programming and activities should be kept separate.

416

Chair Minnis

Asks about response of programs based on race.

429

Dr. Latessa

Says race is not a risk factor, but programs are sometimes not specific enough to ethnic groups.

462

Chair Minnis

Discusses his experience with working in certain areas of Portland.

TAPE 22, B

052

Sen. Walker

Asks what programs are available for the mentally ill.

065

Dr. Latessa

Discusses programs for the mentally ill.

088

Chair Minnis

Asks for resources for promoting public safety.

095

Dr. Latessa

Cites two resources including his web site www.uc.edu/criminaljustice.

105

Prins

Asks about his work specifically in Oregon.

116

Dr. Latessa

Recaps his work in Oregon.

146

Chair Minnis

Closes the informational meeting at 9:45 a.m.