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NCJ Number: 66869 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PRE-RELEASE CENTER PROGRAM TEST DESIGN
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
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: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: NILECJ IS SPONSORING A FIELD TEST OF PRERELEASE CENTERS AT A LIMITED NUMBER OF SITES, USING THIS PROGRAM TEST DESIGN AS A BASIS. THE TESTS SHOULD ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PROGRAM STRATEGY IN VARIOUS SETTINGS.
Abstract: THE GOAL OF THE TESTING EFFORT IS TO IDENTIFY AND TEST A SET OF FOUR PROGRAM COMPONENTS FOR COUNTY-BASED, CORRECTIONAL, PRERELEASE CENTERS. A MAJOR CONCERN IS THE REPLICABILITY OF THE COMPONENTS. THE COMPONENTS INCLUDE (1) COMMUNITY-BASED WORK OR EDUCATION RELEASE IN WHICH SENTENCED INMATES ARE RELEASED FOR EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OPERATED BY THE COUNTY AND LOCATED IN A SEPARATE FACILITY OR UNIT; (2) CLIENT PARTICIPATION, LIMITED TO INMATES WHO HAVE BEEN SENTENCED TO SERVE TIME IN PRISONS OR JAILS; (3) COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES, INCLUDING PROGRAM CONTRACTS, TREATMENT SERVICES, AND FINANCIAL PAYMENT BY INMATES; AND (4) SUPERVISION WITH INCREASED FREEDOM BASED ON A GRADUATED RELEASE PROGRAM, PARTICIPANT SUPERVISION, AND WRITTEN RULES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES. THE PROGRAM TEST DESIGN INCLUDES RANDOM ASSIGNMENT OF ALL SELECTED ELIGIBLE CLIENTS TO EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUPS, A COMPARISON GROUP COMPOSED OF INMATES NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PROGRAM SERVICES, AND SEPARATE ANALYSES OF THE PERFORMANCES OF JAIL AND PRISON INMATES. THESE EVALUATIONS WILL SEEK TO DETERMINE THE PROGRAMS' IMPACT ON PARTICIPATING CLIENTS AND COMMUNITY, WILL ASSESS THE ECONOMIC UTILITY OF THE PROGRAMS TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, AND WILL IDENTIFY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MAJOR COMPONENTS. TO ASSURE THAT THE SELECTED TEST SITES PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS CONSISTENT WITH THE TEST DESIGN, EACH SELECTED COUNTY CORRECTIONAL AGENCY WILL BE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT OR UPGRADE CERTAIN PROGRAMMATIC ELEMENTS. EACH PARTICIPATING COUNTY AGENCY WILL BE PROVIDED FUNDS TO COVER THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR CURRENTLY OPERATING PRERELEASE PROGRAM INTO ONE WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE PROGRAM TEST DESIGN ELEMENTS. FROM THE GRANT AWARD DATE, AGENCIES WILL BE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT IN 18 MONTHS (3 MONTHS FOR PLANNING AND 12-15 MONTHS FOR IMPLEMENTATION). SITE SELECTION CRITERIA ARE LISTED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Inmate Programs; LEAA exemplary programs; Maryland; National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; Prerelease centers; Prerelease programs; Program evaluation; Study release; Work release
Note: TEST DESIGN
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