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NCJ Number: 153820 Find in a Library
Title: IMPACT: A Program of the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Corporate Author: Louisiana Dept of Public Safety and Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: Louisiana Dept of Public Safety and Corrections
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Sale Source: Louisiana Dept of Public Safety and Corrections
P.O. Box 94304
State Capitol Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IMPACT (Intensive Motivational Program of Alternative Correctional Treatment) is a two-part program in Louisiana that consists of 90-180 days of highly regimented, tightly structured incarceration followed by at least 6 months of intensive parole supervision.
Abstract: IMPACT is designed to provide a suitable alternative to long-term incarceration for primarily youthful first and second offenders. It also aims to reduce the corrections department's financial cost without sacrificing public protection. IMPACT also provides inmate participants with the life skills necessary to their success both inside and outside of prison. Based on the aforementioned goals, IMPACT is organized and operated to help offenders develop self-confidence, self-respect, a sense of personal responsibility, and respect for others' attitudes and value systems. Administrators measure overall program success by the dollars saved as a result of shortened periods of incarceration; by the number of offenders who complete institutional IMPACT, are paroled, and are not returned to prison either through revocation or a new conviction; and by the relative seriousness of the violation for which offenders are returned. This report describes admission standards, the process of recommendation for IMPACT, aspects of IMPACT in the institution, and the IMPACT parole process and parole supervision.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Intensive supervision programs; Louisiana; Parole conditions; Shock incarceration programs
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