skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 36491 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE CALIFORNIA PROBATION SUBSIDY PROGRAM, V 6 - SUMMARY
Author(s): F FEENEY; T HIRSCHI; E M LEMERT
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Air Force
Electronic Systems Command
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation
New York, NY 10017
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of the Air Force
Camp Springs, MD 20031
Grant Number: NI-70-029; 72-NI-99-0029; 72-NI-00-0029
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
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 IN 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, SIXTH IN A SIX-PART EVALUATION REPORT, DESCRIBES THE PROGRAM AND SUMMARIZES EVALUATION FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. HOWEVER, THE BULK OF THIS REPORT IS MADE UP OF VOLUME-BY-VOLUME SUMMARIES OF THE FIRST FIVE PARTS OF THE EVALUATION REPORT. THE EVALUATION WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE: THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE PROGRAM HAD ACTUALLY ACHIEVED A REDUCTION IN LOCAL COMMITMENTS TO STATE AGENCIES; THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM ON BOTH THE COUNTIES AND THE STATE; THE CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE PROGRAM IN COUNTY PROBATION DEPARTMENTS; THE CHANGES BROUGHT ABOUT IN STATE CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES; AND THE IMPACT ON RECIDIVISM IN THE STATE. EACH OF THESE QUESTIONS IS ADDRESSED IN A SEPARATE VOLUME. OVERALL, THE STUDY FOUND THAT THE PROBATION SUBSIDY PROGRAM HAD BEEN HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN REDUCING COMMITMENTS TO STATE INSTITUTIONS AND HAD SAVED THE STATE AND COST THE COUNTIES SIZEABLE AMOUNTS OF MONEY. THE CONCEPT OF INTENSIVE PROBATION SUPERVISION, HOWEVER, WAS JUDGED NEITHER VERY EFFECTIVE OR INNOVATIVE AT REDUCING RECIDIVISM. A FIVE-PAGE REFERENCE LIST IS PROVIDED. APPENDED MATERIALS INCLUDE A COPY OF THE STATE STATUTES DEALING WITH STATE AID FOR PROBATION SERVICES AND A BACKGROUND DISCUSSION OF PROBATION SUBSIDY LEGISLATION, STANDARDS, AND PROGRAMS. FOR THE OTHER VOLUMES IN THIS REPORT SERIES, SEE NCJ-035074-77 AND NCJ-036490.
Index Term(s): California; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Evaluation; Probation; Probation or parole subsidy; Program evaluation; Summaries
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=36491

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.