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NCJ Number: 121710 Find in a Library
Title: Baton Rouge Ex-Offender's Clearinghouse: A Casualty of Misguided Savings
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:33  Issue:3  Dated:(December 1989)  Pages:207-214
Author(s): Y Danesh
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the attempts made by a group of concerned citizens in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during 1979-1982 to create a clearinghouse to help ex-offenders discharged to remain out of prison -- thus reducing the rate of recidivism.
Abstract: Ventures of this type do not usually generate a quick favorable public response and therefore move rather slowly. The group was successful in establishing a nonprofit agency named "Project Newstart" and began efforts for the ex-offenders. The group failed, however, to keep the program alive. The State's then Governor in an austerity move vetoed the $27,000 legislative appropriation and thus -- in spite of its successful operation -- the program was discontinued. 22 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Post-release programs
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Ex-offender employment; Louisiana; Program financing
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