Using Focused Deterrence to Reduce Violence

In 2014, SCI Forest was experiencing a major increase in violence—and something had to be done. The facility created a Violence Reduction Strategy to decrease violence and protect staff. In this episode of Lockup Lowdown, SCI Forest Superintendent Derek Oberlander outlines the history of this project and how it led to a 72.5 percent decrease in staff assaults from 2014 to 2018.