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NCJ Number: 63750 Find in a Library
Title: EX-OFFENDERS AS A CORRECTIONAL MANPOWER RESOURCE (FROM CRITICAL ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 1979, BY R G IACOVETTA AND DAE H CHANG - SEE NCJ-63717)
Author(s): J K M PHILLIPS; G R PERLSTEIN
Corporate Author: Carolina Academic Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Carolina Academic Press
Durham, NC 27701
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ESSAY EXAMINES EX-OFFENDERS AS A RESOURCE IN COMMUNITY-BASED CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS AND DISCUSSES ADVANTAGES TO EMPLOYING THEM.
Abstract: IT NOTES THAT MANY CORRECTIONAL MANPOWER NEEDS CAN BE MET NOT ONLY BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS BUT ALSO BY TRAINED AND OTHERWISE UNEMPLOYED NONPROFESSIONALS OR EX-OFFENDERS. EX-OFFENDERS MAY BE USED IN THIS WAY, FOR EXAMPLE, IN JUVENILE COURTS. A COMPARISON CAN BE MADE WITH USE OF PARAPROFESSIONALS IN OTHER FIELDS AND SELF-HELP GROUPS, SUCH AS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. THE ESSAY ALSO EXAMINES THE RAPPORT DIFFICULTIES CAUSED BY THE FACT THAT THE HELPERS AND THE HELPED BELONG TO DIFFERENT SOCIAL CLASSES. IT CONCLUDES BY URGING THAT THE EX-OFFENDER AS PART OF A MINORITY GROUP, AND AS ONE BESET BY PARTICULAR EMPLOYMENT DIFFICULTIES, IS QUALIFIED TO SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATE THE HELPER-TO-THE-HELPED THESIS. EX-OFFENDER INTEGRATION INTO CORRECTIONAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT IS ILLUSTRATED BY CITING SUCESSFUL PROGRAMS. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (RFC)
Index Term(s): Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; Inmate peer counseling; Minority employment; Paraprofessional personnel; Post-release programs; Rehabilitation; Social classes; Social reintegration
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