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Title: FLORIDA - DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION - DIVISION OF STATE PLANNING - EVALUATION OF THE PROBATION AND RESTITUTION CENTER PROGRAM - FINAL REPORT - FEBRUARY 1979
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Arthur Young and Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Arthur Young and Co
Tampa, FL 33601
Florida Bureau of Criminal Justice Assistance
Tallahassee, FL 32301
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/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FINAL REPORT DOCUMENTS THE RESULTS OF AN EVALUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' PROBATION AND RESTITUTION (P&R) CENTER PROGRAM FOR THE BUREAU OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE IN FLORIDA.
Abstract: AN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT WAS HIRED TO EVALUATE THE PROGRAM AND THUS DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM AND ITS MERIT AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION. THE CONSULTANT ALSO IDENTIFIED SUCCESSFUL ELEMENTS OF P&R CENTER PROGRAMS FOR CONTINUED IMPLEMENTATION AND POSSIBLE TRANSFER TO OTHER CENTERS AND MADE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE THREE PRESENT PROGRAMS AS WELL AS GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR OVERALL IMPROVEMENT. EVALUATION TASKS WERE TO (1) DEVELOP DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS/ EVALUATOR COORDINATION; (2) DEVELOP A P&R CENTER EVALUATION PLAN; (3) MEET WITH DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS' PROGRAM STAFF; (4) REVISIT CENTERS; (5) OBTAIN AND ANALYZE DATA RUNS; AND (6) DOCUMENT EVALUATION RESULTS. THIS REPORT INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM HISTORY, A DISCUSSION OF THREE CENTERS, PROFILES OF CENTER PARTICIPANTS, AND A REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT ELEMENTS AND SYSTEMS AS THEY DIFFER FOR EACH CENTER. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ARE REVIEWED, AND DATA AND OBSERVATIONS ARE COMPILED IN THE OPERATIONAL AREAS OF INTAKE, RELEASES, RESIDENT CHARGES, RESIDENT EARNING, AND CENTER COSTS COMPARED TO OTHER PROGRAMS. CONCLUSIONS ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE AREAS OF REFERRAL AND INTAKE, RELEASES, JOB PLACEMENT AND EARNINGS, RESIDENT CHARGES, AND COUNSELING STRUCTURE. ACHIEVEMENTS ARE ALSO SUMMARIZED, AND AN APPENDIX CONTAINS THE PROCEDURE WHICH HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR MEASUREMENT OF RECIDIVISM OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. CHARTS, GRAPHS, AND TABULAR DATA ACCOMPANY THE TEXT. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Evaluation; Florida; Probation; Program evaluation; Restitution centers; Restitution programs
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