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  NCJ Number: NCJ 166822   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Improving the Nation's Criminal Justice System: Findings and Results From State and Local Program Evaluations: Effective Programs Monograph No. 1
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  Corporate Author: Justice Research and Statistics Association
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 54
  Series: BJA Monographs
  Annotation: This report describes six model programs related to offender drug treatment, batterer treatment, gang prevention, and other issues; the programs were federally funded, evaluated at the State and local levels, and identified as effective programs for other States and localities to replicate.
  Abstract: Each program is discussed with respect to its overall nature, its goals and objectives, its activities and components, the performance measures and evaluation methods used, and the evaluation findings and results. The Donovan Prison Therapeutic Community Program (Continuity of Care Project) enables graduates of inmate drug treatment programs to continue intensive drug treatment while on parole in a community setting in Vista, Calif. The Intensive Supervision Program in Colorado aims to divert prison-bound offenders away from prison and into a community alternative while maintaining public safety. Florida's drug treatment and rehabilitation programs for offenders are conducted by local governments using Byrne grant funds administered by the Florida Department of Community Affairs. The Gang Violence Reduction Project was initiated in 1992 in a largely Hispanic community in Chicago to target highly violent or highly at-risk gang members ages 14-24. The Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison program operates in three boroughs of New York City. The Batterer's Education Program in Iowa is designed to teach persons convicted of domestic assault to stop using controlling and abusive behavior in relationships with their partners. Footnote and appended guidelines and criteria for nominating effective programs for national recognition
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Inmate drug treatment ; Intensive supervision programs ; Spouse abuse treatment programs ; Gang Prevention ; Florida ; Illinois ; Iowa ; New York ; California ; Colorado
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-DD-BX-K011
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Program Description (Model)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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