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NCJ Number: 45477 Find in a Library
Title: MASSACHUSETTS - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION - REVIEW OF CURRENT RESEARCH, 1975-1976
Author(s): S WITTENBERG
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COLLECTION OF ABSTRACTS OF RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION IN 1975 AND 1976 IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: IN 1972, THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION CREATED A SERIES OF COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS SUCH AS HOME FURLOUGHS, WORK RELEASE PROGRAMS, EDUCATIONAL-RELEASE PROGRAMS, AND RESIDENTIAL HALFWAY HOUSES AND PRERELEASE CENTERS TO FACILIATE THE REENTRY OF OFFENDERS INTO THE COMMUNITY. THE GOAL OF THESE PROGRAMS WAS TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM RATES. AN EXTENSIVE EVALUATION OF EACH NEW PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED. ABSTRACTS FROM THESE PROGRAM EVALUATION EFFORTS ARE PRESENTED, INCLUDING STUDIES OF MASSACHUSETTS HALFWAY HOUSES AND PRERELEASE CENTERS, AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FURLOUGH PROGRAM, AND AN OVERVIEW OF THE COEDUCATIONAL FACILITY AT FRAMINGHAM. OTHER REPORTS ANALYZE RECIDIVISM AMONG INDIVIDUALS RELEASED FROM MASSACHUSETTS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS. ABSTRACTS OF THESE REPORTS ARE INCLUDED, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF SPECIAL STUDIES, SUCH AS AN EVALUATION OF THE NORFOLK FELLOWSHIP AND DESCRIPTIVE STUDIES OF VIETNAM VETERANS AND MAJOR VIOLATORS. A COMPLETE LIST AND DESCRIPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORTS IS ALSO PROVIDED. (VA)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (adult); Massachusetts; Program evaluation; Research; Summaries
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