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Title: PROGRAM DESIGN OF THE OTTAWA (CANADA) VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Author(s): J J KIESSLING; D A ANDREWS; C FARMER
Corporate Author: Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Planning and Research Branch
Canada

Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Planning and Support Services Division
Canada
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4P1, Canada
Publication Number: MODULE 1
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THE PHILOSOPHY AND DESIGN OF AN OTTAWA, ONTARIO, PROGRAM USING VOLUNTEERS IN A VARIETY OF PROBATION-RELATED ROLES ARE DESCRIBED.
Abstract: THE PHILOSOPHY OF VOLUNTEERISM THAT GUIDED DEVELOPMENT OF THE OTTAWA PROGRAM IS OUTLINED, AND THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ARE STATED: TO PROVIDE A WIDER RANGE OF SERVICES TO BOTH THE COURTS AND THE PROBATIONERS, TO DEVELOP INSTRUMENTS WITH WHICH TO MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOLUNTEERS AND PROFESSIONALS IN THEIR WORK WITH OFFENDERS, AND TO PRODUCE A PROGRAM DESIGN THAT WILL SERVE AS A MODEL FOR OTHER CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEMS IN CANADA. THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS UNDERLYING THE PROGRAM'S STRATEGY ARE PRESENTED, AND ELEMENTS OF THE STRATEGY ARE DISCUSSED. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DIRECTED TO THE MULTIPLE ROLES TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEERS. THESE ROLES INCLUDE SUPERVISING PROBATIONERS, ACTING AS GROUP LEADERS OR GROUP DIRECTORS, PRESENTENCE REPORT WRITING, COURT DUTY (PREDISPOSITION REPORT WRITING), COLLECTING RESEARCH DATA, AND DIRECTING AN ANNUAL VOLUNTEER-PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE. THE ROLES OF PROFESSIONAL PROBATION OFFICERS, OFFENDERS, AND THE PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE ARE ALSO DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE (MANAGEMENT, RECRUITMENT, SCREENING, TRAINING, MATCHING PROBATIONERS WITH VOLUNTEERS). ALSO INCLUDED IS AN EVALUATION DESIGN FOR THE PROGRAM. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION AND SAMPLE FORMS ARE APPENDED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Ontario; Probation or parole services; Program planning; Volunteer programs
Note: CAVIC (CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS IN CORRECTIONS) - TRAINING PROJECT. REVISED VERSION.
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