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NCJ Number: 30632 Find in a Library
Title: MULTI-PHASE GROUP PROGRAM FOR CRIMINAL OFFENDERS
Journal: CORRECTIVE AND SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND JOURNAL OF BEHAVIOR TECHNOLOGY METHODS AND THERAPY  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(OCTOBER 1975)  Pages:7-10
Author(s): S KRAVEC; T E BRATTER
Corporate Author: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Mid-Continent Hospital
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Martin Psychiatric Research Foundation, Inc
Olathe, KS 66061
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: NEW YORK CITY'S THREE MONTH DEFERRED SENTENCE GROUP PROGRAM ALLOWS SELECTED DEFENDANTS TO AVOID INCARCERATION OR PROBATION BY DEMONSTRATING THEIR ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN SOCIETY THROUGH SELF-CHOSEN PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES.
Abstract: THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAM REQUIRES THE PARTICIPANT TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN APPRAISAL OF HIS BEHAVIOR, FOLLOWED BY A WRITTEN CONTRACT OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE. THESE ARE SHARED WITH THE GROUP, WHICH IS LED BY A PROBATION OFFICER. THE GROUP HELPS TO TRANSLATE THIS CONTRACT INTO A SET OF SPECIFIC GOALS, AND THE PEER SELF-HELP PHASE BEGINS. TOWARD THE END OF THREE MONTHS, THE GROUP BEGINS TO CONCENTRATE ON HOW THE INDIVIDUAL CAN CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS AFTER LEAVING THE PROGRAM. FINALLY, ANY INDIVIDUALS IN THE GROUP MAY ELECT TO CONTINUE TO MEET VOLUNTARILY, WITHOUT THE LEADERSHIP OF A PROBATION OFFICER. THE DEGREE OF CHOICE, AS WELL AS THE ROLE OF PEERS, IS SAID TO LESSEN THE INDIVIDUAL'S RESENTMENT.
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Guided group interaction; Model programs; New York; Probation or parole services; Suspended sentences
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