The success or failure of most organizations depends largely on the type and competency of leadership in place. Therefore, it is important that criminal justice organizations invest in these strategies for their success. For instance, competent leaders are needed to make critical decisions in criminal justice organizations, and such individuals could be developed by investing in leadership training strategies. Additionally, having the right leaders in place creates a functional work environment whereby employees are motivated to execute their duties effectively. As such, such strategies equip leaders with the requisite skills to attract and retain the best talent in the market.
Human resources play a central role in the growth and development of any organization. However, if employees are not satisfied with their work due to poor leadership, they quit leading to high turnover rates, thus affecting productivity. In addition, leaders should be trained to become competent in change implementation because society is ever-changing, and criminal justice organizations have to adjust to address emerging challenges. Therefore, without adequate investment in leadership strategies, these organizations would lag behind and fail to accomplish their duties.
However, despite the many benefits associated with investing in leadership training, few criminal justice organizations do not invest in them. One of the major causes of this trend is the lack of funds. The majority of organizations in this sector are financially constrained due to limited funding from the relevant authorities. Additionally, according to Crowley and Chung, the limited financial resources available to criminal justice organizations are not allocated equitably across all areas of development, including leadership.