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NCJ Number: 30727 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CONNECTICUT - PRIVATE/PUBLIC RESOURCES EXPANSION PROJECT - EXEMPLARY PROJECT VALIDATION REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: E-72-8000-61201
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PRIVATE/PUBLIC RESOURCES EXPANSION PROJECT ENCOURAGES PRIVATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS TO SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORRECTIONAL CLIENTS BY CONTRACTING FOR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.
Abstract: P/PREP IS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION BY ITSELF IS UNABLE TO 'REHABILITATE' OFFENDERS AND THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR OF EACH LOCAL COMMUNITY MUST BECOME ACTIVELY INVOLVED TO INSURE THE SUCCESSFUL RETURN OF THE OFFENDER TO THE COMMUNITY. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION WITH REGARD TO THE P/PREP PROGRAM ARE: THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SOUND RELATIONSHIP WITH PRIVATE SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WITH A FOCUS ON IMPROVING ATTITUDES TOWARDS EX-OFFENDERS AND CLIENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; THE AUGMENTATION OF AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHICH CAN PROVIDE SERVICES TO CORRECTIONAL CLIENTELE; AND THE COORDINATION OF PRIVATE COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF CORRECTIONAL CLIENTELE. P/PREP PARTICIPANTS CAN BE DRAWN FROM AMONG INDIVIDUALS RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION ANYWHERE IN THE STATE. THERE ARE NO CLIENT QUALIFICATIONS IMPOSED BY EITHER THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION OR INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTED AGENCIES; NEITHER ARE THERE FORMAL TERMINATION CRITERIA. SINCE ADVOCACY SERVICES ARE THE FOCUS FOR MOST OF THESE PROGRAMS, A CLIENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH AN AGENCY IS GENERALLY ONGOING, 'TERMINATING' WHEN A CLIENT FAILS TO MAINTAIN CONTACT, MAJOR PROJECT STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES ARE ASSESSED IN RELATION TO EXEMPLARY PROJECT SELECTION CRITERIA. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community resources; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Connecticut; Correctional organization; Ex-offenders; LEAA exemplary programs; Objectives; Parolees; Probationers; Program evaluation; Reform; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT - VALIDATION REPORT
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