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NCJ Number: 158832 Find in a Library
Title: Meeting the Educational Needs of Young Violent Offenders in the Adult Correctional System of New York State
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:46  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1995)  Pages:25-30
Author(s): J Nuttall; D MacDonald; A Brandon
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview of the New York State Department of Correctional Services' Young Inmate Initiative focuses on its background, target population, objectives, development, and impact.
Abstract: The program is designed for youthful inmates, ages 16- 20, who were convicted of violent crimes and did not qualify for the shock incarceration program. The program was prompted by data indicating that incarcerated offenders under age 21 have traditionally had the highest return rate to prison after release. In accord with the initiative's goal of enhancing educational and other services for young inmates, the department clustered the majority of the young male inmate population into three designated facilities. The department sought to maximize available Federal and State funds to provide these services. The initiative's main objective was to increase the educational levels of this population of high school dropouts. A particular goal was to increase the number of inmates earning high school equivalency diplomas. To date, it appears that this initiative is making significant progress in achieving its primary objective. Figures, table, and 6 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention statistics
Index Term(s): Correctional reform; Corrections effectiveness; Criminology; Inmate academic education; New York; Youthful offenders
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