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NCJ Number: 67497 Find in a Library
Title: MANUALS FOR THE OTTAWA VOLUNTEER PROGRAM - CANADA
Corporate Author: Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Planning and Research Branch
Canada
Project Director: J J KIESSLING
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 65
Sponsoring Agency: Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4P1, Canada
Publication Number: MODULE 2,3,4,5
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THE VOLUME CONTAINS FOUR MANUALS: A MANUAL ON INTENSIVE SUPERVISION OF PROBATIONERS, A TRAINING MANUAL FOR RESOURCE PERSONNEL, A PRESENTENCE REPORT MANUAL, AND A MANUAL FOR WRITING PREDISPOSITION REPORTS.
Abstract: THE FIRST MANUAL IS DIRECTED AT VOLUNTEER PROBATION COUNSELORS WHO FORM AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PARTNERSHIPS DEALING WITH PROBATIONERS. A GLOSSARY EXPLAINS THE MOST COMMON TERMS. THERE ARE FOUR ASPECTS TO THE COUNSELORS' JOB: ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PROBATIONER, PROBLEM SOLVING ACTIVITIES, STATUS AS A ROLE MODEL, AND THE DIMENSION OF AUTHORITY. DOCUMENTATION IN THE FORM OF A FIELD BOOK OF DAILY CONTACT NOTES AND MONTHLY REPORTS IS ESSENTIAL. THE STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN THE FIRST INTERVIEW ARE REVIEWED AND PRACTICAL TIPS IN DEALING WITH PROBATIONERS ARE GIVEN. THE TRAINING MANUAL IS A PROGRAM FOR RESOURCE PERSONNEL FOR THE TRAINING OF ASSISTANT PROBATION OFFICERS. A MAJOR GOAL OF THE TRAINING SESSION IS TO FOSTER THE ABILITY TO WORK IN A TEAM. A CHECKLIST TO RATE VOLUNTEER CANDIDATES IS GIVEN AS A RESEARCH INSTRUMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CRITERIA IN SELECTING VOLUNTEERS. SAMPLE LESSON PLANS AND WORKSHEETS FOR COURSES IN INTERVIEWING, PRACTICAL CASES, PROBLEM SOLVING, AND OPEN SESSION AND RESEARCH ARE PROVIDED. THE PRESENTENCE REPORT REFERENCE MANUAL DEALS WITH WRITING THE PRESENTENCE REPORT AND WORKING WITH OFFENDERS DURING THE REMAND PERIOD. SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED ON THE FIRST INTERVIEW, COLLATERAL INTERVIEWS, GUIDELINES FOR WRITING THE REPORT AND ITS SUBMISSION, AND TECHNIQUES FOR DEALING WITH OFFENDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE MANUAL FOR WRITING PREDISPOSITIONS REPORTS OFFERS GUIDELINES FOR ASSISTANT PROBATION OFFICERS. THE REPORT IS A SHORT-FORM PRESENTENCE REPORT DONE AT COURT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PRESENTENCE INFORMATION. THE ORIENTATION PERIOD AND WORK SCHEDULE ARE EXPLAINED. PRACTICAL TIPS FOR WRITING THE REPORTS ARE GIVEN. A GLOSSARY OF TERMS IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Canada; Probation or parole records; Probation or parole services; Procedure manuals; Staff development training; Volunteer training
Note: CAVIC (CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS IN CORRECTIONS) TRAINING PROJECT
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