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NCJ Number: 32822 Find in a Library
Title: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS EX-OFFENDER AS PAROLE OFFICER - ANNUAL REPORT, 2ND, AUGUST 1972
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: District of Columbia Dept of Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: District of Columbia Dept of Corrections
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-71-142
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROJECT WAS A CONTROLLED STUDY SET UP TO EXAMINE WHETHER THE SPECIAL EXPERIENCE OF EX-OFFENDERS MAKES THEM SUCCESSFUL PAROLE OFFICERS WHEN COMPARED TO PROFESSIONALS IN THE SAME ROLES.
Abstract: FIFTY RECENTLY RELEASED PAROLEES WERE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO BOTH AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP (BONABOND, INC., AN ORGANIZATION OF EX-OFFENDERS) AND A CONTROL GROUP OF DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS PAROLE OFFICERS AS PART OF THEIR REGULAR CASELOADS. BASED ON A COMPARISON OF REARREST RECORDS, CASE DISPOSITIONS, AND PAROLEE STATUS FOR THE TWO GROUPS AT THE END OF TWO YEARS, TWO CONCLUSIONS WERE SUGGESTED: EITHER THAT THE EX-OFFENDER AS PAROLE OFFICER PROJECT WAS SUCCESSFUL SINCE THEIR PAROLEE GROUP PERFORMED COMPARABLY TO THE PROFESSIONALLYSUPERVISED GROUP, OR THAT RECIDIVISM RATES OF PAROLEES ARE NOT INFLUENCED TO ANY GREAT EXTENT, EVEN BY THOSE WHO HAVE FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROBLEMS, NEEDS, AND GOALS OF THOSE WITH WHOM THEY ARE DEALING. THE EFFECT OF THE DIFFERENT CASELOAD SIZES (25 FOR BONABOND, 50 FOR PAROLE OFFICERS) ON PROJECT OUTCOME IS ALSO DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Parole; Probation or parole officers; Recidivism
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