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NCJ Number: 34908 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION PROJECT, PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE OF OMAHA
Author(s): G GOLDBERGER; L E NELSON; W E ABSHER; Y AVICHAI
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Defense Management
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 51
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Defense Management
Washington, DC 20037
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-ED-07-0014
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY (NE) PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE PROJECT TO PROVIDE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO CRIMINAL OFFENDERS AS A MEANS OF MAKING THEM MORE FUNCTIONAL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM DEPENDED UPON THE ABILITY OF ATTORNEYS WITHIN THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE TO ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH AREA EMPLOYERS AND OBTAIN POSITIONS FOR OFFENDERS ASSIGNED TO THEM TO INCREASE THEIR PROBABILITY OF PROBATION BY APPEARING IN COURT WITH A JOB PLACEMENT IN HAND. THE PROGRAM PLANNERS ALSO STRESSED THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY DERIVED FROM NOT INCARCERATING OFFENDERS BUT MAKING THEM PRODUCTIVE WAGE EARNERS AND TAX PAYERS. THE EVALUATORS STUDIED GOALS, IMPLEMENTATION, AND ACTUAL RESULTS OF THE PROGRAM AND CONCLUDED THAT AS THE PROGRAM WAS CURRENTLY OPERATING, POSITIVE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OF HAVING LEARNED SOMETHING NEW FROM OR DEMONSTRATING SOME NEW APPROACH WITH THE PROJECT COULD NOT BE SUPPLIED. THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE LEAVING THE PROJECT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OFFICE; APPOINTING AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEAD AND AN ATTORNEY-COORDINATOR; DEVELOPING CLIENT SELECTION CRITERIA; AND MODIFYING, REDESIGNING, AND SIMPLIFYING RESEARCH DESIGN.
Index Term(s): Employment services; Judicial diversion; Nebraska; Offenders; Probation; Program evaluation; Public defenders
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