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NCJ Number: 165612 Find in a Library
Title: Illinois' Impact Incarceration Program: Evaluation and Implementation Issues (From Juvenile and Adult Boot Camps, P 327- 351, 1996 -- See NCJ-165590)
Author(s): R J Jones
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 25
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: This paper focuses on the importance of planning all phases of boot camp program activities in Illinois, to include reporting and evaluation procedures, program outcome design and measurement, and the design of special program components.
Abstract: Boot camp programs in Illinois incorporate a substance abuse education and treatment component and aftercare. Due to the documented drug and alcohol abuse histories of most criminals, the emphasis is on a continuum of substance abuse treatment. Boot camp participants are categorized according to levels: (1) inmates with no probable substance abuse problem who receive 2 weeks of education; and (2) inmates who are considered to be probable substance abusers and who receive more extensive education and treatment services. Upon release from the boot camp, offenders participate in an intensive community supervision program. This aftercare supervision is designed to closely monitor the offender's activities so that controls can be tailored for diversion from previous criminal activity. Electronic detention is employed in some cases to gradually release the offender from the boot camp's totally structured and controlled environment to the community. Planning is key to the operation of boot camps in Illinois and elsewhere. In the course of the planning process, attention should be paid to staffing, the need of boot camp participants for adequate program information and orientation, housing, media coverage, and program evaluation. In addition, the development of boot camp programs usually requires changes in State or local statutes. The evaluation of boot camp programs based on recidivism and the cost-effectiveness of boot camp programs are discussed. 20 references and 3 photographs
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Cost effectiveness analysis; Drug abuse education; Drug treatment programs; Electronic monitoring of offenders; Illinois; Inmate drug treatment; Inmate Programs; Shock incarceration programs
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