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NCJ Number: 41315 Find in a Library
Title: NEBRASKA - REHABILITATION COUNSELING PROJECT - FINAL EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): D N DIXON; P P HEPPNER
Corporate Author: Nebraska Rehabilitation Counseling Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Nebraska Rehabilitation Counseling Project
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINAL EVALUATION OF A PROJECT INTENDED TO PROVIDE RELIEF AND ADDITIONAL IMPETUS TO THE CORRECTIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM AT THE NEBRASKA PENAL AND CORRECTIONAL COMPLEX.
Abstract: THE PROJECT GOALS INCLUDED IMPROVING THE INMATE/COUNSELOR RATIO, PROVIDING QUARTERLY PAROLE PROGRESS REPORTS ON EACH OFFENDER, ALLOWING FOR SPONSORSHIP OF CLUB AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES DURING REGULAR DUTY HOURS, DECREASING PAROLE COUNSELOR TURNOVER, AND INCREASING CONTACTS BETWEEN COUNSELOR AND INMATES. DATA INDICATE THAT THE INMATE/COUNSELOR RATIO IMPROVED, CLUB AND ACTIVITY SPONSORSHIP OCURRED DURING REGULAR DUTY HOURS, AND COUNSELOR/INMATE CONTACTS INCREASED. FURTHER INFORMATION REVEALED THAT PAROLE PROGRESS REPORTS ARE NOT WRITTEN ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. EVIDENCE ON CHANGES IN THE TURNOVER RATE OF COUNSELORS WAS INCONCLUSIVE. FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE PROJECT BEFORE REFUNDING ARE INCLUDED.(AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...EB
Index Term(s): Counseling; Inmates; Nebraska; Parole; Program evaluation
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