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NCJ Number: 66868 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EMPLOYMENT SERVICES FOR EX-OFFENDERS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Office of Development, Testing and Dissemination
United States of
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-78
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: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE (NIJ) HAS DESIGNED A SET OF PROGRAM COMPONENTS FOR ASSISTING NEW RELEASEES FROM PRISONS AND JAILS IN OBTAINING AND RETAINING EMPLOYMENT.
Abstract: THE DESIGN CONSISTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND PROGRAM ELEMENTS THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AND EVALUATED UNIFORMLY IN SITES SELECTED BY NIJ. THE PROGRAM HAS THREE PRIMARY GOALS: TO FACILITATE LABOR MARKET ENTRY FOR RELEASEES BY MEANS OF COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, TO INCREASE THE CUMULATIVE DURATION OF EMPLOYMENT FOR RELEASEES, AND TO REDUCE THE RATE AND SEVERITY OF RECIDIVISM FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS AS COMPARED TO CONTROL GROUPS NOT RECEIVING PROGRAM SERVICES. THE TEST PROGRAM WILL BE FACILITATED BY A SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM CHARACTERIZED BY ITS COMMUNITY-BASED NATURE, COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH, RAPID ACCESS, NETWORK OF AGENCIES, AND COOPERATION WITH CORRECTIONS AND PAROLE/PROBATION DEPARTMENTS. THE BASIC PROGRAM STRUCTURE INCLUDES COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, OPERATION BY AN EXPERIENCED EX-OFFENDER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY, AND LINKAGE WITH THE EXISTING NETWORK OF SOCIAL SERVICE AND CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES. ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM IS LIMITED TO INMATES WHO MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: (1) THEY MUST BE SENTENCED MALE OR FEMALE INMATES FROM ADULT FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES WHO ARE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF RELEASE AND WHO HAVE SERVED AT LEAST 3 MONTHS IN THE INSTITUTION; (2) THEY MUST HAVE EXHIBITED A PATTERN OF INCOME-PRODUCING OFFENSES; AND (3) THEY MUST DESIRE ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT UPON RELEASE. THE ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO ASSES BOTH THE SHORT TERM IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM ELEMENTS ON THE CLIENTS' REENTRY INTO THE JOB MARKET DURING THE FIRST MONTHS AFTER RELEASE, AND THE LONG TERM IMPACT OF PROGRAM SERVICES ON THE CLIENTS' CUMULATIVE EMPLOYMENT, GENERAL QUALITY OF LIFE, AND RECIDIVISM RATES. SITES SELECTED FOR EVALUATING THE PROGRAM DESIGN MUST HAVE 250 TO 300 ELIGIBLE RELEASEES, AS WELL AS AN EQUIVALENT NUMBER TO BE USED AS A CONTROL GROUP. THE REPORT INCLUDES DIAGRAMS, FOOTNOTES, A LIST OF SOURCE MATERIAL, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Evaluative research; Ex-offender employment; Ex-offenders; National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; Programs; Recidivism
Note: TEST DESIGN
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