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NCJ Number: 220717 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the DRC in the Context of Douglas County, Nebraska: A Development Perspective
Journal: The Prison Journal  Volume:87  Issue:4  Dated:December 2007  Pages:434-456
Author(s): Dae-Young Kim; Cassia Spohn; Mark Foxall
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 23
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents the results of an evaluation on the day reporting center (DRC) in Douglas County, NE.
Abstract: A number of significant variables were found at the DRC, such as education, relapse prevention, employment, and age. The findings contribute to the development of effective treatment for the DRC’s clients. The study suggests a two level strategy for the DRC: a short-term strategy designed to prevent clients’ termination and a long-term strategy designed to prevent clients’ recidivism. As an alternative to incarceration, the DRC has become an increasingly popular sentencing option in many jurisdictions. The DRC as a mechanism of social control has played an important role in the context of Douglas County, NE. In Douglas County, the DRC plays a substantial role in community protection and in offender reintegration. As a preliminary evaluation of the DRC in Douglas County, this study sought to determine whether the program has been working as intended. Thus, the study will identify the individual and case variables that determine successful completion of the program or graduation and recidivism. The study will also identify the types of effective and ineffective treatment for an offender’s reintegration. Tables, notes, references
Main Term(s): Day reporting centers
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections effectiveness; Intermediate sanctions; Nebraska; Program evaluation; Treatment effectiveness
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