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NCJ Number: 63236 Find in a Library
Title: PROJECT ADVOCATE - OPERATIONS PROCEDURE GUIDELINES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Criminal Justice Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20005-1009
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20212
Contract Number: 99-7-581-42-12
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 Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: OPERATIONS PROCEDURE GUIDELINES ARE OFFERED TO HELP ESTABLISH PROGRAMS WHICH PROVIDE COUNSELING AND CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO OFFENDERS AND EX-OFFENDERS.
Abstract: PROJECT ADVOCATE IS A NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO PROVIDE COUNSELING AND CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO OFFENDERS AND EX-OFFENDERS. IT ENCOURAGES AND ASSISTS STATE AND LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS IN ESTABLISHING AND OPERATING PROGRAMS WHICH MATCH VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS WITH OFFENDERS AND EX-OFFENDER CLIENTS WHO FACE NONCRIMINAL PROBLEMS HINDERING THEIR SUCCESSFUL REINTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY. THE OPERATIONS PROCEDURES GUIDELINES PRESENTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RUNNING A PROJECT, INCLUDING STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES, VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT. AN OVERVIEW DESCRIBES COSPONSORS, PRIMARY CLIENT GROUP (FOR EXAMPLE, PROBATIONERS, PAROLEES, JAIL INMATES, OR PRETRIAL DIVERTEES), SECONDARY CLIENT GROUP, RECRUITMENT STAFF, SCREENING STAFF, AND REFERRAL STAFF. THE MAJOR AREAS OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS DISCUSSED INCLUDE RECRUITMENT OF VOLUNTEERS INCLUDING SOURCES SUCH AS BAR ASSOCIATIONS AND LAW FIRMS; APPROACHES, INCLUDING MEETINGS, TELEPHONING, AND MAIL CAMPAIGNS; CLIENT ADVOCACY (PARALEGAL) AND REFERRAL; AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. SAMPLES OF VOLUNTEER FACT SHEETS AND INFORMATION NEEDED FOR CLIENT INTAKE ARE SET FORTH IN DETAIL. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Attorneys; Defender systems; Defense services; Inmates; Lay representation; Parolees; Program coordination; Program planning; Programs
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