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NCJ Number: 136162 Find in a Library
Title: Community Corrections Acts for State and Local Partnerships
Author(s): M K Shilton
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 92
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
Grant Number: 91C1203
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-74-8
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides a comparison of State and locally implemented community corrections acts and programs.
Abstract: It lists problems in the correctional systems, and summarizes the impact of crime on sentencing and incarceration, and presents the motivations for adopting community corrections acts. The similarities and differences of State laws are analyzed regarding the concept of community corrections, especially the requirements of State corrections acts. Steps required to implement an act are summarized and cover improvement of administration, services, community support, and funding. Highlights of the results of community corrections legislation are presented to demonstrate their history and benefits. In addition, the dynamic quality of the acts requires revision of legislation and monitoring for outcomes consistent with goals. A listing of the community corrections legislation in each State -- with highlights of the purpose, leadership, organizational structure, and administrative mechanism -- is appended.
Main Term(s): Community corrections acts (CCAs)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); State laws
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