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NCJ Number: 63482 Find in a Library
Title: DADE COUNTY (FL) STUDY OF THE RECIDIVISM RATE OF THOSE OFFENDERS COMPLETING COMMUNITY BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Dade Cty Criminal Justice Planning Unit
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Dade Cty Criminal Justice Planning Unit
Miami, FL 33130
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-A1-15-AA-01
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXAMINED THE RECIDIVISM RATE OF OFFENDERS COMING INTO CONTACT WITH DADE COUNTY, FLA., COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS. SEVERAL DISTINCT CLIENT GROUPS WERE EXAMINED.
Abstract: DATA WERE GATHERED ON 252 PERSONS WHO HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES TO STREET CRIME PROGRAM (TASC), WHICH PROVIDES SERVICES TO DRUG-INVOLVED INDIVIDUALS, AND ON 27 CLIENTS WHO HAD THEIR CHARGES DROPPED. DATA WERE ALSO GATHERED ON CLIENTS WHO HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED LOCAL HALFWAY-HOUSE PROGRAMS SERVING THE NON-DRUG-INVOLVED EX-OFFENDER POPULATION AND ON CLIENTS WHO HAD SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TWO LOCAL OUTPATIENT OFFENDER PROGRAMS. THE RECIDIVISM RATE FOR THE TASC CLIENTS WAS ESTABLISHED AT ABOUT 29 PERCENT, WHILE THE RATE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL CLIENTS WAS 26 PERCENT. BOTH THESE RATES WERE DRASTICALLY LOWER THAN THE OVERALL RECIDIVISM RATE OF 71.5 PERCENT FOR ALL DADE COUNTY OFFENDERS, AS OF OCTOBER 1975. THE TASC CLIENTS SURVEYED WERE RELEASED FROM THE PROGRAM BETWEEN FEBRUARY 1974 AND FEBRUARY 1976. THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF TIME ANY CLIENT HAD BEEN RELEASED WAS 25 MONTHS AND THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF TIME SINCE RELEASE WAS 8.8 MONTHS. OF THE 279 CLIENTS, 81 WERE REARRESTED, THUS YIELDING THE OVERALL RECIDIVISM RATE OF 29.03 PERCENT. THE RECIDIVISM RATE AMONG THE RESIDENTIAL AND NONRESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS RANGED BETWEEN 15 AND 29 PERCENT. DISCUSSION ANALYZES THE DATA FOR EACH OF THESE FIVE PROGRAMS IN DETAIL. TABLES AND GRAPHS ARE INCLUDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Drug treatment programs; Florida; Program evaluation review techniques; Recidivism; TASC programs (street crime); Volunteer programs
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