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NCJ Number: 201329 Find in a Library
Title: Examination of Rearrests and Reincarcerations Among Discharged Day Reporting Center Clients
Journal: Federal Probation  Volume:67  Issue:1  Dated:June 2003  Pages:24-30
Author(s): Christine Martin; Arthur J. Lurigio; David E. Olson
Editor(s): Ellen Wilson Fielding
Date Published: June 2003
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents the results of an evaluation of the Cook County (Chicago) Sheriff’s Day Reporting Center (CCDRC), tracking program participants’ arrests and reincarcerations after they have been released from the program.
Abstract: In the 1980s, Day Reporting Centers (DRCs) emerged in the United States as one of several intermediate sanctions. DRCs are facilities where offenders spend their days being supervised and receiving services. This study examined the rearrests and reincarceration rates of nearly 1,400 participants of the Cook County (Chicago) Day Reporting Center (CCDRC) following their discharge from the program. These participants were admitted to the program during 1995 and tracked through criminal history and Cook County Jail information systems. Recidivism was defined as an arrest or incarceration in the Cook County Jail subsequent to program discharge during the follow-up period. Findings indicate that the program appears to have residual benefits. Among participants who had longer exposure to the program, recidivism rates were lower than among those who received only minimal exposure to program services. Those who benefited the least from the CCDRC were younger participants with extensive criminal histories. References and figures
Main Term(s): Day reporting centers
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections effectiveness; Illinois; Intermediate sanctions; Juvenile Recidivism; Offender supervision; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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