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NCJ Number: 43689 Find in a Library
Title: MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) - WORK RELEASE/PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM - REVIEW AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION - SUMMARY REPORT, AUGUST 1972 - AUGUST 1975
Corporate Author: Montgomery Cty Dept of Correction and Rehabilitation
United States of America
Project Director: K W MASON
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Montgomery Cty Dept of Correction and Rehabilitation
Rockville, MD 20852
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|PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE GOALS AND SERVICES OF THE 40-BED PRE-RELEASE CENTER IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD., ARE DESCRIBED, AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM STATISTICAL ANALYSES OF THE CENTER'S PROGRAM ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE PHILOSOPHY UNDERLYING THE CENTER IS THAT THE PROCESS OF RESOCIALIZING AND REINTEGRATING OFFENDERS INTO THEIR OWN COMMUNITY IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF CORRECTION. RESIDENTS ASSIGNED TO THE CENTER SPEND EACH DAY EITHER WORKING AT JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY OR PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY-BASED ACADEMIC OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS. EVENING ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COUNSELING, CENTER-BASED ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS, A SOCIAL AWARENESS PROGRAM, AND COMMUNITY-BASED DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELING PROGRAMS. SUMMARY DATA ARE PRESENTED ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF CENTER RESIDENTS, RECIDIVISM RATES, COSTS, AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE PRERELEASE PROGRAM. SPECIFIC SERVICES AVAILABLE TO OFFENDERS THROUGH THE CENTER ARE OUTLINED. A 1-YEAR FOLLOWUP STUDY FOUND THAT, FOR PERSONS SUCCESSFULLY RELEASED FROM THE CENTER, THE ARREST-FREE RATE WAS 80.5 PERCENT, THE REARREST RATE WAS 19.5 PERCENT, THE RECONVICTION RATE WAS 11 PERCENT, AND THE REINCARCERATION RATE WAS 6.4 PERCENT. ARREST-FREE, REARREST, RECONVICTION, AND REINCARCERATION RATES WERE 53.6, 46.4, 20.9, AND 15.4 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY, FOR RESIDENTS WHO WERE REVOKED FROM THE PRERELEASE PROGRAM AND RETURNED TO SECURITY CONFINEMENT. (FOR THE COMPLETE REVIEW AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, SEE NCJ-43692).
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Maryland; Prerelease centers; Prerelease programs; Recidivism
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