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NCJ Number: 42724 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF THE NORFOLK FELLOWSHIP
Author(s): T CANNON
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS AN EVALUATION OF THE NORFOLK FELLOWSHIP, A PROGRAM WHICH AIDS PRISONERS' RE-ENTRY INTO SOCIETY BY GIVING THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL COMMUNICATION WITH COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS.
Abstract: THE STUDY FOCUSES ON THREE MAJOR AREAS OF CONCERN: RECIDIVISM, DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT EFFECTS AND FINANCIAL BENEFITS. IN TERMS OF RECIDIVISM, THE FELLOWSHIP IS A POSITIVE CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM, EFFECTIVELY REDUCING RECIDIVISM FOR PROGRAM REGULARS. IN TERMS OF DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT EFFECTS, THE PROGRAM IS MOST SUCCESSFUL WITH THE FOLLOWING GROUPS: BLACKS, THOSE MARRIED OR PREVIOUSLY MARRIED, THOSE WITH PRIOR MILITARY SERVICE, THOSE 30 OR OLDER AT PRESENT INCARCERATION, AND PAROLEES. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE FELLOWSHIP SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES RECIDIVISM FOR PROGRAM REGULARS, IT HAS APPEAL AND IS EFFECTIVE WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF PRISONERS, AND FINALLY, THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS RESULTING FROM THE PROGRAM OPERATIONS ARE SUBSTANTIAL. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...KAP
Index Term(s): Communications; Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Community relations; Massachusetts; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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