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NCJ Number: 128231 Find in a Library
Title: Prep: Post Release Employment Project, the Effects of Work Skills Acquisition in Prison on Post Release Employment
Author(s): W G Saylor; G G Gaes
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The research design for assessing the impact of Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) employment and of other vocational training programs on post-release employability is discussed.
Abstract: The evaluation was initiated in a pilot phase in July 1983 at four institutions and fully implemented system-wide in 1984. The data obtained allows for comparisons of individuals with and without UNICOR work experience, comparisons of those completing specially funded programs like UNICOR with those completing general vocational and apprenticeship programs, and a comparison of individuals involved in any of these programs with individuals who chose not to be involved in any job training programs. The research design required identification of and acquiring post-release outcome measures on some individuals who had not engaged in vocational training within Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities. The data to be collected are presented in five tables. Table one presents the differences between study and control reservoir on pre-incarceration history variables with estimation of missing values. Table two presents the differences between study and matched control groups on pre-incarceration history variables with estimation of missing values. Table three shows paired t-test of study group and matched control group. Occupational changes in the study group and in the comparison group are presented in table four and pre-incarceration job by CTC job are seen in table five. 5 tables and 3 references
Main Term(s): Ex-offender employment
Index Term(s): Barriers to ex-offender employment; Corrections research; Federal Prison Industries Inc; Inmate vocational training
Note: Prepared for presentation at the 39th annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Montreal, Canada
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