CSC programs are designed to serve the specific needs of various groups. For example, aboriginal and women offenders have special needs that require carefully targeted programs. Other programs provide assistance to the families of offenders and to victims of crime. The Chaplaincy Program addresses the spiritual needs of offenders.
There is solid evidence that programs based on sound research significantly contribute to the safe reintegration of offenders following release. This is because offender programs are designed to address those risk factors related to reoffending.