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NCJ Number: 51017 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PHILADELPHIA COUNTY (PA) - INTENSIVE SERVICE PROJECT EXEMPLARY PROJECT SCREENING AND VALIDATION REPORTS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Abt Associates, Inc
55 Wheeler Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE INTENSIVE SERVICE PROJECT OF THE PHILADELPHIA, PA., COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PROBATION AND PAROLE PROVIDES INTENSIVE SUPERVISION FOR THOSE CONVICTED OF A SEXUAL OFFENSE OR THOSE EXHIBITING PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS.
Abstract: THE PROJECT WAS NOMINATED AS A POSSIBLE EXEMPLARY PROJECT. THIS VALIDATION VISIT REPORT PRESENTS THE HISTORY OF THE PROJECT, DESCRIBES ITS DAILY OPERATIONS, REVIEWS EVALUATIONS CONDUCTED BY PROJECT STAFF, AND CRITIQUES PROJECT OPERATION. THE PROJECT SERVES BOTH PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES, AND REFERRALS MAY COME FROM THE COURT, FROM THE PAROLE AGENCY DIVISION, OR FROM A GENERAL FIELD UNIT. THE PROJECT DIFFERS FROM GENERAL PROBATION IN THE AREAS OF CLIENT ASSESSMENT, LEVEL OF SUPERVISION, AND STAFF. THOSE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM ARE GIVEN A BATTERY OF SCREENING TESTS, AND THEIR NEEDS ARE CAREFULLY ASSESSED. STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR INTEREST IN THIS TYPE OF WORK, AND A NUMBER OF SPECIAL TRAINING COURSES HAVE BEEN HELD FOR STAFF MEMBERS. A BREAKDOWN IS INCLUDED OF TYPES OF OFFENSES COMMITTED BY THE 1,237 GENERAL OFFENDERS AND 155 SEXUAL OFFENDERS HANDLED BY THE PROJECT. THE VALIDATION REPORT CRITICIZES RECORDKEEPING PROCEDURES. IT IS STATED THAT ANNUAL DATA HAVE BEEN EXTRAPOLATED FROM DATA FOR ONLY 2 MONTHS, WHICH HAD TO BE GATHERED BY THE STAFF ESPECIALLY FOR THE VALIDATION TEAM. THE LOWER RECIDIVISM RATES REPORTED BY THE PROJECT ARE ALSO CRITICIZED, IN THAT THE TYPE OF CLIENT HANDLED BY THE PROJECT GENERALLY HAS A LOWER RECIDIVISM RATE COMPARED TO GENERAL PROBATION AND PAROLE CLIENTS. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT 'INTENSIVE' CLIENTS ARE AVERAGING ONLY 1.7 CONTACTS WTTH PROJECT AGENTS PER MONTH. APPENDIXES CONTAIN LETTERS RELATING TO THE VALIDATION OF THE PROJECT, SAMPLES OF PROJECT FORMS, AND A DRAFT OF THE APPLICATION FOR EXEMPLARY PROJECT STATUS. (GLR)
Index Term(s): LEAA exemplary programs; Mentally ill offenders; Pennsylvania; Probation or parole services; Sex offenders
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT - VALIDATION REPORT
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