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NCJ Number: 66783 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: IMPROVED PROBATION STRATEGIES - PARTICIPANT'S HANDBOOK
Author(s): J J DAHL; J BANKS; E CARLSON; J DEBRO; L VARNON
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 243
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
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PARTICIPANTS' HANDBOOK ACCOMPANIED A 3-DAY WORKSHOP ON IMPROVED PROBATION STRATEGIES, PART OF A SERIES IN THE NIJ NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH UTILIZATION PROGRAM (RUP) DIRECTED AT IMPROVING EXECUTIVE SKILLS.
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 CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH. THEY ARE ATTENDED 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. THE PLANNING COMMITTEE CHOSE THESE TOPICS BASED ON A REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND ON A NEEDS ASSESSMENTS SURVEY CONDUCTED AMONG PROBATION AGENCY EXECUTIVES. THE TARGET AUDIENCE INCLUDES ADMINISTRATORS, DIVISION HEADS, PLANNERS, AND PROGRAM DEVELOPERS. THE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP TRAINING ARE TO PROVIDE PROBATION EXECUTIVES WITH THE INFORMATION AND TOOLS NECESSARY TO DEVELOP A NEW PROGRAM OR REMODEL AN EXISTING PROGRAM AND TO ACQUAINT PARTICIPANTS WITH NEW PROGRAM MODELS IN INTENSIVE SPECIAL PROBATION, PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION, AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. TRAINING WAS GEARED TO BASIC PROGRAM MODEL DEVELOPMENT, CONSISTING OF PROBLEM ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM DESIGN FOLLOWED BY PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION. SHORT LECTURES, LARGE GROUP DISCUSSION AND SMALL WORK GROUPS, SELECTED VISUALS, AND A VARIETY OF MATERIALS WERE USED. SMALL GROUP PRACTICE SESSIONS GAVE PARTICIPANTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE REGIONAL PROBATION PROBLEMS, DESIGN PROJECTS TO IMPROVE THEIR AGENCY OPERATIONS, DEVELOP SPECIFIC AGENCY PROBLEM STATEMENTS FOR BACK-HOME PROJECT DESIGN, AND REVIEW A BASIC PROGRAM DESIGN AND PLANNING PROCEDURE. THIS HANDBOOK CONTAINS THE AGENDA, WORKSHOP TASK DESCRIPTIONS AND PROBLEM STATEMENTS, AND EXERCISES AND PROBLEMSOLVING CHECKLISTS, PLUS INFORMATION ON RUP AND ON THE PLANNING PROCESS FOR THIS PARTICULAR WORKSHOP. A TRAINER'S HANDBOOK AND A MANUAL OF TRAINING MATERIALS (PAPERS AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES) WERE ALSO DEVELOPED. FOR THESE BOOKLETS, SEE NCJ 66781-82.
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)
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