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NCJ Number: 51576 Find in a Library
Title: STATEMENT OF RAY MARSHALL, SECRETARY OF LABOR, BEFORE THE HOUSE OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, APRIL 5, 1978
Author(s): R MARSHALL
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: 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 Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE EXPANSION OF JOB TRAINING EFFORTS FOR OFFENDERS AND EX-OFFENDERS UNDER THE MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT (1962) AND THE COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT AND TRANING ACT (CETA) IS DETAILED.
Abstract: IN 1964 THE LABOR DEPARTMENT IDENTIFIED OFFENDERS AS A LEGITIMATE DISADVANTAGED CLIENTELE GROUP AND BEGAN A SERIES OF PILOT TRAINING COURSES, MOSTLY IN PRISON SETTINGS. IN THE 1970'S EFFORTS WERE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE PRETRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, WHICH GAVE SELECTED ARRESTED PERSONS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR JOB PROSPECTS AND AVOID A CRIMINAL RECORD. OVER 100 COMMUNITIES NOW HAVE SUCH PROJECTS. THE FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR 10 YEARS; IN FISCAL YEAR 1976 IT PLACED MORE THAN 9,000 PERSONS IN JOBS THEY COULD NOT HAVE OBTAINED WITHOUT BONDING. SPECIAL TARGET PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR OLDER RELEASEES, DRUG ADDICTS, AND SPANISH-SPEAKING, FEMALE, AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS. ALTHOUGH NO LONGER FUNDED NATIONALLY, SEVERAL OF THESE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN CONTINUED WITH LOCAL FUNDS. SPECIAL PROGRAMS TO HELP EX-OFFENDERS FIND JOBS WERE ALSO ORIGINALLY FUNDED NATIONALLY, BUT NOW ARE BEING CONTINUED LOCALLY. MUTUAL AGREEMENT PROGRAMMING, OFTEN CALLED CONTRACT PAROLE, IS ANOTHER JOB-TRAINING EFFORT. A NUMBER OF LOCALLY-DEVELOPED DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS USING CETA FUNDS ARE DESCRIBED. THESE PROGRAMS FOCUS ON THE UNSKILLED, JUVENILE OFFENDERS, DRUG ADDICTS, AND OTHER DISADVANTAGED GROUPS OF EX-OFFENDERS. ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CETA PROGRAMS INVOLVES THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF BUSINESSMEN AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE OF THE AFL-CIO. SINCE 1973 THIS PROGRAM HAS PLACED ABOUT 49,000 EX-OFFENDERS IN JOBS WITH PRIVATE INDUSTRY. PLANS FOR FUTURE PROGRAMS ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Model programs; Prerelease programs; US Department of Labor; Vocational training
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