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NCJ Number: 68766 Find in a Library
Title: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, BUREAU OF FIELD SERVICES - AUDIT REPORT, JULY 1, 1975 THROUGH MARCH 31, 1979
Corporate Author: Michigan Office of the Auditor General
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Michigan Office of the Auditor General
Lansing, MI 48913
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AN EVALUATION OF THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS BUREAU OF FIELD SERVICES, CONDUCTED BY THE STATE AUDITOR GENERAL, ARE REPORTED.
Abstract: THE REPORT COVERS THE FOLLOWING BUREAU ACTIVITIES: (1) ADMINISTRATION (ACCREDITATION EFFORTS, PROBATION/PAROLE AGENT TRAINING, APPOINTMENT OF COUNTY PROBATION AGENTS, PROBATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, DETERMINATION OF RISK FACTORS FOR ASSAULTIVE OR PROPERTY OFFENDERS, ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL GRANTS, IDENTIFYING AND MEASURING RECIDIVISM, PROVIDING JOB SERVICES TO OFFENDERS, AND RECORDKEEPING); (2) PAROLE AND PROBATION SUPERVISION (LEVEL OF SUPERVISION, IDENTIFYING OFFENDERS' NEEDS, EVALUATING OFFENDER PROGRESS, EVALUATING FIELD AGENT PERFORMANCE, AND EARLY DISCHARGE FROM PAROLE); AND (3) COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SUPERVISION (APPLICATION FOR OFFENDER PLACEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY, THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM SCREENING CRITERIA, IDENTIFYING NEEDS AND DEVELOPING SERVICE PLANS, NEED FOR ADDITIONAL RESIDENCES, DOCUMENTING EMPLOYMENT REFERRALS, SUPPORT OF DEPENDENTS, AND FOODS SERVICES). SEVERAL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN PARTICULAR EMPHASIS RELATE TO THE NEED FOR BETTER DOCUMENTATION PRACTICES. THE REPORT ALSO INCLUDES STATISTICS ON BUREAU PERSONNEL, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE SCOPE OF THE AUDIT.
Main Term(s): Criminal justice program evaluation
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Corrections agencies; Corrections management; Michigan; Probation evaluation
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