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NCJ Number: 67642 Find in a Library
Title: GUIDES FOR BETTER LIVING AND PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND ADJUSTMENT - PROGRAM EVALUATION
Author(s): J A JONES; W J KIGER
Corporate Author: London Correctional Institution
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: London Correctional Institution
London, OH 43140
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT EVALUATES TWO PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT AND COUNSELING SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE LONDON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN OHIO: GUIDES FOR BETTER LIVING AND PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND ADJUSTMENT.
Abstract: GUIDES FOR BETTER LIVING, A GENERAL RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM, ATTEMPTS TO HELP REGULAR POPULATION CLIENTS TO MODIFY THEIR CIVILIAN BEHAVIORS SO THAT RESIDENTS ARE LESS ARRESTABLE AS CITIZENS. PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND ADJUSTMENT, A STANDARD GROUP THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM, ATTEMPTS TO HELP REGULAR PPOPULATION CLIENTS RESOLVE THEIR CHRONIC PERSONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS AS CITIZENS. OVER 600 RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTION AND TREATMENT IN THESE PROGRAMS, WHICH WERE EVALUATED FOR EFFECTIVENESS OF PAROLE OUTCOME UNTIL FINAL OR ADMINISTRATIVE RELEASE AND INSTITUTIONAL STATUS INVOLVING RELEASE ON PAROLE OR RETENTION AND TRANSFER TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION AS A DISCIPLINARY OR ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEM. WHILE GUIDES AND PERSONAL MOTIVATION CLIENTS SEEM TO HAVE MORE FREQUENT INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS, BOTH GROUPS DO BETTER ON PAROLE THAT THE TYPICAL RELEASEE FROM PRISON. HOWEVER, BECAUSE THESE TWO PROGRAMS EMPLOY DIFFERENT TREATMENT PROCEDURES WITH SIMILAR TYPES OF CLIENTS, THEIR PAROLE OUTCOMES MAY NOT TURN OUT TO BE AS SIMILAR AS THEY ARE REPORTED IN THIS EVALUATION. A TABLE AND ONE REFERENCE ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Evaluation; Inmate Programs; Ohio; Parole outcome prediction; Problem behavior; Program evaluation
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