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NCJ Number: 162820 Find in a Library
Title: Supervision Can Make a Difference: Seven Success Stories
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:59  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1995)  Pages:9-17
Author(s): J W Shillingstad; Childers T D; E M Read; R J Maher; J S Whetzel; J M Peoples; J E Chambers
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 9
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These seven papers present probation officers' case stories of improvements or successful rehabilitation in offenders who experienced probation supervision and various kinds of treatment programs.
Abstract: The stories emphasize the treatment and counseling services received and the involvement of the probation officers. Rose and Manual were Sioux Indians who had committed violent offenses and had histories of alcohol abuse. Both were required to attend an intensive experiential treatment program that focused on codependency issues and integrated American Indian spiritual, cultural, and traditional activities. Michael was an offender with schizophrenia who had been hospitalized following a suicide attempt. Tanya Jackson was a 35-year-old drug addict who entered a 90-day residential drug treatment program, followed by a group home with other recovering female addicts. David was serving 4.5 years on probation after a conviction for food stamp fraud and prior arrests for fighting, disorderly conduct, and driving under the influence. Karen was arrested for a drug law offense and was able to control her drug problem during her pretrial release as a result of counseling sessions, attendance at Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and urinalysis. John was also under pretrial services supervision for embezzlement related to his drug use and made major progress while under pretrial supervision. Lori, who was convicted of drug dealing on her Indian reservation and had both drug and mental health problems, successfully completed 2 years of probation supervision that involved a variety of treatment and training services. Footnote
Main Term(s): Probation effectiveness
Index Term(s): Case studies; Probation casework; Rehabilitation
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