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NCJ Number: NCJ 241404     Find in a Library
Title: Process and Systems Change Evaluation Findings from the Transition to Jail Community Initiative
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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 final report presents the results of an evaluation of the Transition from Jail to Community Initiative.
Abstract: The Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative was developed in 2007 through the work of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Urban Institute. The aim of the initiative is to address the problem of successful reentry back into the community through the use of collaborative and coordinated relationships between jails and local communities interested in resolving the problem. This report presents the results of an evaluation of the TJC initiative at six pilot sites across the country located in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and California. Each site received technical assistance to aid in implementing the key elements of the model. Evaluation of the six sites revealed that the model used in the TJC initiative is both viable and flexible, allowing all sites to implement the model to fit their different needs. The flexibility of the model also allowed the sites to use different interventions and evidence-based curricula to meet the needs of their specific offender populations. The findings also indicate that the quality and availability of the community services offered to offenders increased as a result of the initiative. The four main sections of the report examine the TJC model, the technical assistance and evaluation approach of the TJC, implementation of the TJC model at the six pilot sites, and findings from the evaluation of the TJC model implementation. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Reentry
Index Term(s): Community resources ; Community support ; Probation or parole services ; Recidivism ; Community involvement ; Community-based corrections (adult) ; Community crime prevention programs ; Social service agencies ; Correctional facility transitions
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: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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