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Title: NEW CAREERS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: California State Dept of Corrections
Publications Coordinator
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: California State Dept of Corrections
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: OM-01616
Publication Number: U
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: HISTORY AND FINDINGS OF A PROJECT THAT TRAINED 18 INMATES OF THE CALIFORNIA MEDICAL FACILITY (A STATE PRISON) FOR WORK AS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANTS.
Abstract: SINCE PAROLE, THE MEN HAVE WORKED IN A VARIETY OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS - TRAINING NONPROFESSIONAL AIDES, DOING SURVEYS OF NEW CAREER JOB POSSIBILITIES, AND HELPING SET UP NEW CAREER POSITIONS WITHIN SOCIAL AGENCIES. ONE OF THE 18 TRAINEES HAS BEEN RETURNED TO PRISON ON A NEW ROBBERY CONVICTION. A SECOND DISAPPEARED TWO MONTHS AFTER RELEASE FROM PRISON BUT HAS SINCE COME BACK AND BEEN REINSTATED ON PAROLE. A THIRD WAS RETURNED TO PRISON ON A TECHNICAL PAROLE VIOLATION, BUT REJOINED THE PROJECT AFTER SEVEN MONTHS AND IS PRESENTLY WORKING IN THE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FIELD. TWO OTHERS HAVE HAD MINOR LAW INVOLVEMENTS. OF A CONTROL GROUP OF NINE MEN, TWO HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO PRISON, ONE HAS DISAPPEARED, AND ONE IS SERVING A SIX-MONTH COUNTY JAIL SENTENCE. A FIFTH HAS HAD A MINOR LAW INVOLVEMENT. FIFTEEN OF THE NEW CAREERS TRAINEES ARE PRESENTLY WORKING IN THE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FIELD. SALARIES STARTED AT 6 THOUSAND A YEAR AND NOW RANGE UP TO 13 THOUSAND. EMPLOYERS INCLUDE PRIVATE SOCIAL AGENCIES, NON-PROFIT RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS, UNIVERSITIES, STATE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND COUNTY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCILS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): California; Career development; Correctional institutions (adult); Ex-offender employment; Inmate Programs; Prerelease programs; Vocational training
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