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NCJ Number: 63234 Find in a Library
Title: NEW ORLEANS (LA) CRIMINAL SHERIFF'S COOKING AND BAKING PROGRAM - EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): L MARYE
Corporate Author: New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Orleans Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
New Orleans, LA 70130
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-E9-9.1-9153
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 EVALUATION REPORT DESCRIBES THE NEW ORLEANS' CRIMINAL SHERIFF'S PROGRAM THAT INSTRUCTS INMATES IN COMMERCIAL COOKING AND BAKING SKILLS, PREPARING THEM FOR POST-PRISON EMPLOYMENT.
Abstract: THE PROGRAM WAS FUNDED BY LEAA AND COVERED THE SALARIES OF A COORDINATOR, COOKING INSTRUCTOR, AND A BAKING INSTRUCTOR. BECAUSE OF THE BRIEF PERIOD OF PROGRAM FUNDING, THIS EVALUATION COVERS ONLY THE PERIOD MARCH 1979 TO MID-AUGUST 1979. STARTUP PROBLEMS HAMPERED THE ABILITY OF THE PROGRAM TO PLACE AND MAINTAIN 45 INMATES IN EACH RESPECTIVE PROGRAM OVER A 12-MONTH PERIOD AS SPECIFIED IN THE GRANT APPLICATION. INSTEAD, OVER A 6-MONTH PERIOD, 31 INMATES WERE PLACED IN BAKING CLASSES AND 11 WERE PLACED IN COOKING CLASSES FOR A PRORATED OVERALL GOAL ACHIEVEMENT IN TRAINING PLACEMENT OF 93.33 PERCENT. HOWEVER, ONLY 7 INMATES COMPLETED THE COURSE FOR A GOAL ACHIEVEMENT IN TRAINING MAINTENANCE OF ONLY 15.5 PERCENT. INADEQUATE SCREENING OF THE FIRST BAKING CLASS IN TERMS OF LENGTH OF REMAINING SENTENCE TIME MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PLACE MOST PARTICIPANTS IN JOBS. NINE PARTICIPANTS TERMINATED EARLY, WHILE 4 PARTICIPANTS WERE UNSENTENCED, APPEALING A SENTENCE, OR SENTENCED TO A LIFE TERM. OF THE REMAINING THREE, NONE WERE PLACED IN JOBS. IF THE PROGRAM CONTINUES AFTER GRANT FUNDING, SCREENING SHOULD BE FURTHER REFINED TO REFLECT WORK RELEASE AND RESTITUTION PROGRAM STANDARDS. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE CAREFULLY SCREENED SO ONLY THOSE WITH PLACEMENT POTENTIAL ARE ENROLLED AND A FULL-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR SHOULD BE EMPLOYED TO SUPERVISE INSTRUCTION AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SCREENING, COUNSELING, JOB DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOWUP ON PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED, AND AN APPENDIX LISTS THE BAKING AND COOKING CURRICULUMS. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Inmate Programs; Inmate vocational training; Louisiana; Program evaluation
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