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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241344     Find in a Library
  Title: Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings From the Transition From Jail to Community Initiative
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Janeen Buck Willison ; Jesse Jannetta ; Hannah Dodd ; S. Rebecca Neusteter ; Kevin Warwick ; Kaitlin Greer ; Andrea Matthews
  Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2012
  Page Count: 149
  Annotation: This report examines implementation of the Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) initiative model across the six learning sites.
  Abstract: Results from the cross-wave, cross-site analysis of the TJC stakeholder survey suggests implementation of the TJC model is a promising systems change initiative. Positive improvements were recorded on 9 of the 15 change scales; these changes were statistically significant at the .05 level, indicating meaningful change. The greatest improvements were recorded in the areas of quality and availability of community services in support of reentry followed by quality and availability of jail services, cooperation and trust, criminal justice support for reentry, and lack of barrier to services. The highest rated scale, data collection and exchange, also registered improvement, although the change was not statistically significant at either level. This report is divided into five sections. Section 1 discusses the key components of the TJC model, the model design process, and important factors influencing is shape and structure. Section 2 describes the technical assistance and evaluation approaches utilized by the TJC national team in working with the six learning sites. Section 3 discusses the implementation experiences relative to each component of the model across the six learning sites, including key factors affecting implementation. Section 4 summarizes evaluation findings on TJC implementation including how the TJC model performed. Section 5 concludes with a summary of lessons learned from the initiative and an exploration of the implications of TJC model implementation for the six communities and the field in general. Tables, figures, appendixes, and references
  Main Term(s): Reentry
  Index Term(s): Model programs ; Program implementation ; Criminal justice research ; Correctional facility transitions ; Inmate release plans
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Corrections
United States of America
  Contract Number: 07TI01GJQ2; 08TI02A001; 09K110GJY4; 10K122GKC2; 10K125GKD9; 11TO02GKH6
  Sale Source: National Institute of Corrections
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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