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NCJ Number: 149744 Find in a Library
Title: Adult Supervision Restructuring: A Model for Re- Engineering City Government
Corporate Author: New York City Dept of Probation
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Dept of Probation
Albany, NY 12207
Sale Source: New York City Dept of Probation
60 S Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The New York City Department of Probation has initiated an Adult Supervision Restructuring (ASR) program as part of the City's effort to streamline and downsize local government.
Abstract: The Department supervises up to 60,000 probationers at any given time, of whom approximately 75 percent are felons and 50 percent have been convicted of violent crimes. The ASR attempts to reduce probationer recidivism by focusing primary supervisory attention on high-risk, violent offenders and by exploiting recent advances in information and kiosk technology to monitor the activities of low-risk offenders. The reengineered program will utilize a new risk instrument to identify violence prone probationers, screen all offenders for placement in an appropriate classification track, assess violent offenders for treatment needs, provide in-house treatment interventions, establish automated reporting facilities, reduce administrative paperwork, and develop outcome measures to evaluate program effectiveness. 4 appendixes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): New York; Probation effectiveness; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Violent offenders
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