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Title: Enrollment Issues Among SVORI Programs
Author(s): Christine Lindquist; Susan Brumbaugh; Laura Winterfield
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America

RTI International
United States of America
Date Published: April 2006
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 2003-RE-CX-K101;2004-RE-CX-0002
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America

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Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper briefly describes enrollment issues in the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) programs as outlined by RTI International and the Urban Institute.
Abstract: Two most frequently reported barriers to enrollment in the SVORI programs were stringent eligibility criteria and offenders being identified too late to complete postrelease programming. In addition, other structural problems hindering or limiting enrollment is the lack of information such as release dates or postrelease plans because it precludes the identification of the target population earlier in the process. Not knowing for certain that a participant is going to be released is particularly problematic. In addition, the reluctance of the parole board to grant parole has been an ongoing issue. In 2003, several Federal agencies funded 69 grantees to implement reentry programs for prisoners. The SVORI funding supports 89 programs nationwide which are currently being evaluated by RTI International and the Urban Institute with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ). This report presents findings on this evaluation based on data gathered from a June 2005 survey of the SVORI program directors for the 89 SVORI programs. 2 exhibits
Main Term(s): Post-release programs
Index Term(s): Adjustment to parole; Adjustment to release; Dangerousness; Inmate release plans; NIJ grant-related documents; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Social reintegration; Violent inmates; Violent offenders
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Downloaded on January 8, 2008. This report is part of the Reentry Research in Action: Findings from the Field, The Multi-site Evaluation of the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative.
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