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NCJ Number: 165594 Find in a Library
Title: Vermont Model -- Boot Camp Without the Boot (From Juvenile and Adult Boot Camps, P 61-76, 1996 -- See NCJ-165590)
Author(s): J G Perry
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A work camp has been developed in Vermont to divert the prison-bound population and to give offenders an opportunity to return value to the community in a structured setting.
Abstract: The work camp targets offenders who commit relatively minor crimes and who are sentenced to short sentences or probation and continue to commit criminal acts. The work camp is based on four levels: (1) work under careful supervision; (2) work under less supervision; (3) community service work of moderate skill; and (4) community service projects. As of January 1996, work camp participants expended more than 200,000 hours of work, of which nearly 100,000 hours involved community service. Political, organizational, and program design factors associated with the establishment of the work camp are detailed. 6 notes
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult)
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Alternatives to institutionalization; Community service programs; Corrections effectiveness; Shock incarceration programs; Vermont; Work camps
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