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NCJ Number: 10781 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS IN DES MOINES - A COORDINATED APPROACH TO THE HANDLING OF ADULT OFFENDERS - HANDBOOK - AN EXEMPLARY PROJECT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Iowa Fifth Judicial District
Dept of Court Services
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Fifth Judicial District
Des Moines, IA 50314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 3-2148-J-LEAA
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICES, ORGANIZATION, AND PROCEDURES OF A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM SERVING THE 15-COUNTY FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF IOWA.
Abstract: WRITTEN AS AN IMPLEMENTATION HANDBOOK FOR LOCAL OFFICIALS AND PLANNERS, IT PRESENTS A MODEL OF A PROGRAM PROVIDING ALTERNATIVES TO THE TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE PROGRAM AND DESCRIBED IN THE MANUAL INCLUDE PRE-TRIAL RELEASE ON RECOGNIZANCE FOR LOW-RISK DEFENDANTS, PRE-TRIAL SUPERVISION FOR DEFENDANTS CONSIDERED TO BE GREATER NON-APPEARANCE RISKS, PROBATION SUPERVISION AND PRE-SENTENCE INVESTIGATION, AND RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT. OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS IS THE EMPHASIS ON PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND THE COST-SAVING UTILIZATION OF EXISTING COMMUNITY SERVICES AND RESOURCES. OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES DESCRIBED, WHICH SHOULD BE OF INTEREST TO BOTH PLANNERS AND PROFESSIONALS, ARE THE BALANCED USE OF PROFESSIONAL AND PARAPROFESSIONAL STAFF AND THE NON-THERAPEUTIC, HIGHLY PRACTICAL TREATMENT APPROACH UTILIZED IN ALL COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED). (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Community resources; Community-based corrections (adult); Iowa; Jails; Paraprofessional personnel; Presentence investigations; Probation; Release on recognizance
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT
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