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Title: MONTGOMERY COUNTY (MD) - WORK RELEASE/PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM - REVIEW AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, 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: 136
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Governor's Cmssn on Criminal Justice
MD
Montgomery Cty Dept of Correction and Rehabilitation
Rockville, MD 20852
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 5162-RES-2; REH-09-08-UR-1; 4012-COR-3; 3038-COR-3
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S ALTERNATIVE TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION, THE WORK RELEASE/PRE-RELEASE PROGRAM, IS DESCRIBED AND EVALUATED.
Abstract: THE COUNTY HAS BEEN DEVELOPING AND CONTINUALLY REFINING THIS PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES APPROPRIATE SUPERVISION AND TREATMENT IN THE COMMUNITY. SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRE-RELEASE CENTER IN 1971, THE OVERALL PROGRAM HAS BEEN REFINED TO INCREASE ITS CAPABILITY OF STIMULATING BEHAVIORAL CHANGES IN THE PARTICIPANTS. RESIDENTS STAY AT THE CENTER EXCEPT WHEN SIGNED OUT FOR APPROVED ACTIVITIES. EFFORTS ARE MADE TO ASSIST THE INDIVIDUAL IN LOCATING SUITABLE EMPLOYMENT. RESIDENTS WORK DAILY IN THE COMMUNITY AND ARE ABLE TO EARN WEEKEND FURLOUGHS. AMONG THE SERVICES PROVIDED TO THE RESIDENTS ARE ALCOHOL COUNSELING, DRUG THERAPY, INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING, GROUP THERAPY, THE SOCIAL AWARENESS PROGRAM, AND ADULT EDUCATION. SECTION ONE OF THE REPORT REVIEWS SOME OF THE LEGAL DEFINITIONS OF THE CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM AND DESCRIBES THE GOALS AND TREATMENT PROGRAM OF THE PRE-RELEASE CENTER. SECTION TWO PRESENTS CHARTS AND GRAPHS ILLUSTRATING SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION OF 407 MEN AND WOMEN WHO ENTERED THE PRE-RELEASE CENTER FROM AUGUST 1972 - AUGUST 1975. SOME OF THE CHARTS SHOW RESIDENT CHARACTERISTICS, WHILE OTHERS REFLECT RESIDENTS' PERFORMANCE AT THE CENTER. SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS AND RELEASE/RECIDIVISM STATUS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION PATTERNS IN MORE DETAILED TABLES. EACH GRAPH OR TABLE IS SUMMARIZED AND HIGHLIGHTED BY A SHORT STATEMENT. (FOR SUMMARY REPORT OF REVIEW AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, SEE NCJ-43689).
Index Term(s): Adult education; Community-based corrections (adult); Correctional institutions (adult); Counseling; Drug treatment programs; Group therapy; Maryland; Prerelease centers; Prerelease programs; Program evaluation; Work release
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