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NCJ Number: 41284 Find in a Library
Title: MISSOURI - PRE-RELEASE TREATMENT PROJECT - A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
Author(s): P A MEDLEY; R L ROBINSON
Corporate Author: Missouri Council on Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Missouri Council on Criminal Justice
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN EVALUATION, DATED MAY 1976, OF A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND OTHER SERVICES TO MISSOURI ADULT CORRECTIONAL INMATES IN HOPES OF REDUCING RECIDIVISM.
Abstract: THE UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAM IS THAT MANY INDIVIDUALS RETURN TO PRISON BECAUSE THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ADJUST TO SOCIETY AND BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE MANIPULATED BY THE ENVIRONMENT. ACCORDING TO THE EVALUATOR, MAJOR WEAKNESSESS IN THE PROGRAM INCLUDE LACK OF FORMAL CLIENT FOLLOW-UP, NO MEANS OF MEASURING RECIDIVIST-REDUCING EFFECTS, DECENTRALIZED RECORD KEEPING AND THE FAILURE OF THE STATE IN PAYING ITS SHARE OF THE PROGRAM COSTS. APPENDIXES INCLUDE PROGRAM MATERIALS.... TWH
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Halfway houses; Missouri; Prerelease centers; Prerelease programs; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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