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NCJ Number: 35045 Find in a Library
Title: PAROLE OFFICER AIDE PROGRAM IN OHIO - AN EXEMPLARY PROJECT
Author(s): R R PRIESTINO; H E ALLEN
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 158
Sponsoring Agency: Ohio Dept of Economic and Community Development
Columbus, OH 43215
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43212
Grant Number: 2860-00-J3-72; 71-E-235-B7; 3952E-00-F2-73
Publication Number: MONOGRAPH NO 42
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF A PROJECT USING EX-OFFENDERS AS PAROLE OFFICER AIDES IN OHIO IN AN EFFORT TO DECREASE RECIDIVISM AND REDUCE PAROLE VIOLATIONS BY BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE APA (ADULT PAROLE AUTHORITY) AND PAROLEES.
Abstract: THE TWENTY-THREE PAROLE OFFICER AIDES WERE COMPARED TO A CONTROL GROUP OF PAROLE OFFICERS. THE SEVEN APPROACHES TO EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE AIDES INCLUDED AN ATTITUDINAL SURVEY OF PAROLE OFFICERS AND AIDES, IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS WITH THE AIDES, FIELD OBSERVATION BY STUDENTS, AND SUPERVISORS' RATINGS OF OFFICERS AND AIDES. OTHER TECHNIQUES EMPLOYED INCLUDE AN ASSESSMENT OF INMATE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE PROGRAM, EVALUATIONS OF OFFICERS AND AIDES BY PAROLEES, AND A SURVEY OF STATE DIRECTORS OF CORRECTIONS TO DETERMINE THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARD PROGRAMS OF A SIMILAR NATURE. THE RECIDIVISM RATES FOR AIDES' AND PAROLE OFFICERS' CASELOADS, MEASURED IN 1974, INDICATED THAT THOSE CLIENTS SUPERVISED BY AIDES HAD SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FAILURES IN EVERY CATEGORY THAN DID CLIENTS OF PAROLE OFFICERS. AIDE PERFORMANCES WERE DEEMED EQUALLY EFFECTIVE WHEN COMPARED TO PAROLE OFFICERS. AS A RESULT, THE OHIO PAROLE AUTHORITY HIRED ADDITIONAL AIDES AND BROADENED THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.
Index Term(s): Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Inmate attitudes; LEAA exemplary programs; Ohio; Paraprofessional personnel; Probation or parole officers; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Summaries; Surveys
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT
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