Community Corrections: Responsivity and the Role of Systemic Issues


Wednesday, January 25, 2023
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Session Type: Workshop

This workshop will deliver an overview of the criminal justice system and present the role of community corrections in the continuum. Participants will take a brief retrospective look at some of the field’s past practices and review evolving current practices, including the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) framework that guides how the field uses the principles of effective interventions to change offender behavior. Through this lens, the responsivity principle will be explored regarding systemic issues, their implications, and how it all influences individual and community behavior. The need to understand and consider systemic issues while developing informed policies and procedures that not only impact recidivism but that also disrupt disproportionality and create culturally competent practices, will be discussed. Racial and ethnic identities, ages, religious and spiritual cultures, nationalities, social and economic statuses, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and physical and mental abilities will be covered, with an emphasis on race and poverty.


Joanne Lunceford
Founding Executive Director, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation

Joanne Lunceford DSW, MSW has worked as a social work and criminal justice professional for 25 years. She has held many volunteer, organization, committee, commission, leadership, direct service, board, management, and administrative positions, including serving as a Juvenile PO and an Adult PO supervising a Mental Health caseload. Dr. Lunceford is the Founding Executive Director of The Peace Project (TPP)- a grassroots racial justice/ violence prevention organization which aims to assist, uplift, and support the community through prevention, advocacy, and treatment services. She has been an Adjunct Professor and Instructor of Social Work, Criminal Justice, Sociology, and General Studies and has been faculty through the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Probation Officer’s Training Program. Dr. Lunceford’s career and academic work has concentrated on the intersectionality of Social Work and Criminal Justice with an emphasis on addressing trauma, deconstructing race, disrupting racism, and dismantling racial inequality. Dr. Lunceford earned her Doctor of Social Work from The University of Southern California, obtained her Master of Science in Social Administration (MSW-equivalent) from Case Western Reserve University, and received her Bachelor of Arts from Miami University (Oxford). She has received numerous honors and acknowledgements for her leadership, service, and humanitarian efforts.

Kevin Lunceford
TPP Consultant, The Peace Project