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Title: PREVENTION/REHABILITATION PROGRAMS AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY
Author(s): J GOLDSMITH; B SIMMONSBECKNELL C
Corporate Author: University of New Mexico
Institute for Social Research and Development
United States of America
Project Director: C BECKNELL
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, MN 87131
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 73-NI-06-0002
Publication Number: CJP-74-01
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE WHETHER PREVENTION/REHABILITATION SERVICES IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO WERE MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
Abstract: ACCORDING TO THE 1970 CENSUS FIGURES, BLACKS COMPRISE 1.9 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL NEW MEXICO POPULATION. THE STATE PENITENTIARY IN SANTE FE REPORTS THAT BLACKS COMPRISE 15 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL PRISON POPULATION. FIGURES RELEASED BY 18 PREVENTION/REHABILITATION SERVICE AGENCIES IN ALBUQUERQUE SHOWED THAT FIVE PERCENT OF THEIR CLIENTS ARE BLACK. ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS TO PROVIDE PREVENTION/REHABILITATION SERVICES TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT WAS TO STUDY BLACK UTILIZATION OF THESE SERVICES AND DETERMINE HOW THESE PROGRAMS COULD BETTER SERVE THE BLACK COMMUNITY. INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH A SURVEY OF 90 BLACK RESIDENTS AND 18 LOCAL AGENCIES PROVIDING PREVENTION/ REHABILITATION SERVICES WAS THE BASIS OF THIS REPORT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)...MSP
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans; Community crime prevention programs; Needs assessment; New Mexico; Post-conviction remedies; Race relations; Racial discrimination; Rehabilitation; State aid
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