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NCJ Number: 39586 Find in a Library
Title: HOW RESTITUTION WORKS IN GEORGIA
Journal: JUDICATURE  Volume:60  Issue:7  Dated:(FEBRUARY 1977)  Pages:323-331
Author(s): B READ
Corporate Author: American Judicature Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: American Judicature Soc
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ARTICLE DESCRIBES GEORGIA'S RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS OF OFFENDER RESTITUTION THAT ARE REGULATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS/OFFENDER REHABILITATION (DCOR).
Abstract: THE FACT THAT EVERY EFFORT IS MADE WITHIN THESE PROGRAMS TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY IN THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF LOCAL OFFENDERS IS THE CORE OF DCOR'S REHABILITATIVE PHILOSOPHY. FURTHER, THE DEPARTMENT REALIZES THAT THROUGH SERVICE RESTITUTION, THE PUBLIC OFFENDER BECOMES A COMMUNITY RESOURCE, RATHER THAN A COMMUNITY LIABILITY. OFFENDER ELIGIBILITY, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, VICTIM INVOLVEMENT, AND COMMUNITY REACTIONS TO THE TWO TYPES OF PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED. FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN RESTITUTION PROGRAMMING ARE ALSO COMMENTED ON. GEORGIA'S LONG-RANGE PLAN EMPHASIZES PRETRIAL DIVERSION PROGRAMS AND A BROAD RANGE OF SPECIALIZED ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE SANCTIONS. ALSO CONSIDERED IMPORTANT IS THE FORMULATION OF A POSITIVE AND OBJECTIVE SYSTEM OF CONTRACTING WITH INMATES WHEREBY THEY MUST EARN THEIR RELEASE FROM PRISON. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...KAP
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community service order; Cost effectiveness analysis; Diversion programs; Georgia (USA); Offenders; Programs; Restitution; Treatment
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