Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


The field of Community Corrections has been mainly focused on identifying the needs and wants of the offender and the safety of the community. As the voices of crime victims are getting louder in the criminal justice system, probation departments are evaluating how to improve response to victim needs. A new framework that is being implemented in Community Corrections to meet those needs is a model called Restorative Justice. This model incorporates services to the offender, the victim, and the community.

A pilot project which offered specific victim services was developed out of the restorative justice concept through the Community Corrections Department in Dakota County, Minnesota. This study explored the satisfaction levels of crime victims who received services from the pilot project with those crime victims who did not receive specific victim services. A satisfaction survey was constructed and mailed to crime victims in both groups. The study focus is on identifying and understanding victim satisfaction with Community Correction services.


SC 11.MSW.1995.Isaacson.JL

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