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Title: EVALUATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PROBATION SUBSIDY PROGRAM, V 2 - OFFENDERS IN THE COMMUNITY - THE OPERATION OF SUBSIDY IN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES
Author(s): E M LEMERT; F DILL
Corporate Author: University of California, Davis
Ctr on Admin of Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 391
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-70-029; 72-NI-99-0029; 72-NI-00-0029
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE BASIC IDEA OF THE SUBSIDY PROGRAM WAS TO REDUCE PRISON AND JUVENILE COMMITMENTS BY PROVIDING MORE EFFECTIVE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY, MAINLY INTENSIVE PROBATION SUPERVISION OF SMALL CASELOADS.
Abstract: THE CALIFORNIA PROGRAM, WHICH BEGAN IN JULY 1966, HAD ONE UNIQUE FEATURE: PAYMENTS TO THE COUNTIES WERE GEARED WHOLLY TO REDUCING COMMITMENTS - $4000 FOR EACH REDUCTION ACHIEVED. THIS VOLUME, SECOND IN A SIX-PART EVALUATION REPORT, INVESTIGATES THE EXTENT TO AND THE METHODS BY WHICH THE PROGRAM GOALS OF COMMITMENT REDUCTION AND INTENSIVE SUPERVISION WERE ACCOMPLISHED, AS WELL AS THE ORGANIZATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF THE PROGRAM FOR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES. DISCUSSED IN SOME DETAIL ARE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEMS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW OF CASE DECISIONS, REASONS WHY COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENTS HAD DIFFICULTY LOWERING THE RATE OF ADULT COMMITMENTS, AND PROBLEMS SURROUNDING THE SELECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF SUBSIDY CASELOADS, SUCH AS THE FORMATION OF ELITE CORPS OF PROBATION OFFICERS TO DEAL WITH SUBSIDY CASES AND THE LACK OF SPECIFICS ABOUT THE STATUS OF SPECIAL SUPERVISION PROGRAMS. ALSO CONSIDERED ARE THE PROCEDURES USED TO SELECT PERSONNEL FOR THE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH THESE PROGRAMS HELPED PARTICIPATING DEPARTMENTS INSTITUTE IMPROVEMENTS (TRAINING, INNOVATION) IN PROBATION SERVICES. A CASE STUDY OF THE OPERATION OF THE PROBATION SUBSIDY PROGRAM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHICH UNLIKE OTHER COUNTIES DID ATTEMPT VARIOUS INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACHES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUBSIDY CONCEPTS, IS INCLUDED. FOR THE OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS REPORT, SEE NCJ-035074, 76-77 AND NCJ-036490-91.
Index Term(s): California; Case studies; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Management; Organization studies; Probation; Probation or parole subsidy; Program evaluation
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