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Title: IMPROVED PROBATION STRATEGIES - MANUAL
Author(s): J J DAHL; J BANKS; E CARLSON; J DEBRO; K KIRKPATRICK; L VARNON
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 210
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-76
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL OF WORKSHOP PAPERS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES ACCOMPANIED A 3-DAY WORKSHOP ON IMPROVED PROBATION STRATEGIES AS PART OF THE NIJ NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH UTILIZATION PROGRAM (RUP).
Abstract: RUP WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN HELD SEVERAL TIMES EACH YEAR SINCE 1976, EACH A 3-DAY SESSION DEVOTED TO A SINGLE TOPIC WHOSE CONTEMPORARY IMPORTANCE IS SIGNALED IN PART BY 50 TO 60 TOP CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICYMAKERS OF LARGER AGENCIES IN FEDERAL REGIONS. THIS PARTICULAR WORKSHOP ADDRESSED THREE VITAL TOPICS IN PROBATION MANAGEMENT: SCARCE RESOURCES, MANAGEMENT DILEMMAS, AND THE ROLE OF PROBATION. WITHIN THIS SCOPE, THE WORKSHOP COVERED THE STATE OF THE ART, MANAGEMENT OF PROBATION RESOURCES, PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PLANNING, PROGRAM EVALUATION, INTENSIVE SPECIAL PROBATION, COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, AND PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION STRATEGIES. IN THIS MANUAL, AN INTRODUCTION IDENTIFYING SOME BROAD AND PERVASIVE TRENDS IN PROBATION AND PAROLE PRECEDES A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ART IN PROBATION. THEN A REVIEW OF INTENSIVE SPECIAL PROBATION (ISP) BASED ON A PHASE I NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM IS PRESENTED, WITH EMPHASIS ON OPERATIONAL ISSUES, RESEARCH BEFORE AND SINCE 1970 AND ITS IMPLICATIONS, AND THREE SPECIAL FORMS OF PROBATION: USE OF VOLUNTEERS, SPECIALIZATION OF TREATMENT, AND DECENTRALIZED PROBATION. A DISCUSSION OF THE PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION AND REPORT CONSIDERS ITS COST IN A TIGHT-BUDGET YEAR, SHORT VERSUS LONG FORM, VERIFICATION AND DISCLOSURE, AND SEPARATION OF FUNCTION. ADDITIONAL PAPERS EXAMINE AN ALTERNATE APPROACH TO PROBATION TERMED RESOURCE BROKERAGE, SOME OBSTACLES TO RESEARCH UTILIZATION IN A CORRECTIONAL SETTING, AND A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE FOUR OVERLAPPING AND INTERDEPENDENT COMPONENTS OF THE PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING PROCESS TAUGHT IN THE WORKSHOP; THE COMPONENTS INCLUDE ASSESSMENT, PROGRAM DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION. IN ADDITION TO THESE PAPERS, TWO BIBLIOGRAPHIES LIST ARTICLES AND BOOKS ON CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION, IN PARTICULAR ON CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL OFFENDERS, AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES MANAGEMENT. A THIRD EXTENSIVE SUMMARY BIBLIOGRAPHY DEALS WITH CRITICAL ISSUES IN ADULT PROBATION. FOR A TRAINER'S HANDBOOK AND A PARTICPANT'S HANDBOOK, SEE NCJ 66781 AND NCJ 66783.
Index Term(s): Community resources; Financial management; Groups; KGB; Management; Presentence investigations; Probation; Probation or parole agencies; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Probation or parole services; Program evaluation; Program implementation; Program planning; Workshops and seminars
Note: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH UTILIZATION PROGRAM (FORMERLY NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXECUTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM) PUBLISHED APRIL 1980
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