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NCJ Number: 35097 Find in a Library
Title: NEEDS ASSESSMENT STUDY OF MISSOURI PROBATION AND PAROLE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, 1975
Author(s): R M PRESSON; R M COOPER; B W REIGEL; B A STOTT; I H SCHEIER
Corporate Author: National Information Ctr on Volunteerism, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Division of Probation and Parole
Jefferson City, MO 65101
National Information Ctr on Volunteerism, Inc
Boulder, CO 80302
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: EVALUATION OF THE MISSOURI PROBATION AND PAROLE PROGRAM TO USE VOLUNTEERS TO INCREASE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH CLIENTS, BROADEN COMMUNITY RESOURCES, INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS, AND DEVELOP MANAGEMENT SKILLS OF PAID WORKERS.
Abstract: THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION WERE TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THE PROGRAM AND TO DOCUMENT ITS UNIQUE QUALITIES. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES INCLUDED DETERMINING WHICH CLIENTS WERE BEING SUPERVISED BY VOLUNTEERS, HOW CLIENTS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE MATCHED, WHAT TYPE OF VOLUNTEERS WERE BEING RECRUITED AND WHAT TYPE ARE LEAVING THE PROGRAM. OBJECTIVE AND IMPRESSIONISTIC INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY OBSERVING DATA FROM SELF-REPORTING FORMS; STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS; AND REVIEW OF PROGRAM MATERIALS, VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAMS, THE ANNUAL REPORT, AND OTHER RELEVANT MATERIALS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE STRENGTHENING THE PROGRAM'S BASIC PROGRAMMATIC MAINTENANCE FUNCTIONS.
Index Term(s): Missouri; Needs assessment; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Volunteer programs; Volunteers
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