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NCJ Number: 120403 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Personal Planning Project
Author(s): E J Latessa
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Ohio Dept of Rehabilitation and Correction
Columbus, OH 43222
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
Sale Source: University of Cincinnati
School of Criminal Justice
ML 210389
Cincinnati, OH 45221
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: An intensive treatment approach for 85 shock probationers was found to be effective when compared with a control group of 179 similar offenders.
Abstract: The four-week Personal Planning Project (PPP) program requires probationers to attend training Monday through Friday which includes educational, employment and counseling services, basic life skills modules, and Reality Therapy. The outcome variables reveal that the PPP group had fewer arrests, convictions, and other violations than the control group. Self-concept, as measured by the Tennessee Self-Concept Inventory before and after the program, resulted in significant differences. 8 figures, 7 tables, 2 references.
Main Term(s): Intensive supervision programs
Index Term(s): Intensive probation; Probation or parole services; Split sentences
Note: Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, General Division, Adult Probation Department
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