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NCJ Number: 69175 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FACILITATING LEISURE DEVELOPMENT OF INMATES IN LOCAL AND COUNTY JAILS
Author(s): D M COMPTON; C R HORMACHEA
Corporate Author: Virginia Commonwealth University
Ctr for Public Affairs
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA 23284
Virginia Council on Criminal Justice
Richmond, VA 23219
Grant Number: 78-A4271
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SUGGESTIONS FOR ESTABLISHING LEISURE COUNSELING PROGRAMS IN LOCAL JAILS AND OTHER CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE MANUAL CONSIDERS WHY RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMMING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IS NOT MEETING INMATES', NEEDS, NOR PROVING ITS VALUE TO ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL WHO EVALUATE PROGRAMS AND ALLOCATE RESOURCES WITHIN PENAL SYSTEMS. RECREATION AND LEISURE ARE DEFINED, AND BARRIERS TO LEISURE DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS STRATEGIES FOR REMOVING THEM ARE DELINEATED. LEISURE FACILITATION MODELS ARE REVIEWED; AND LEISURE COUNSELING, INTENDED TO HELP INMATES ESTABLISH A SET OF LEISURE VALUES, IS DISCUSSED. ALSO PRESENTED IS AN OVERVIEW OF LEISURE COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, SUCH AS VALUE CLARIFICATION, RELAXATION THERAPY, CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY, BEHAVIOR THERAPY, AND RATIONAL EMOTIVE THERAPY. INSTRUMENTS FOR LEISURE ASSESSMENT ARE REVIEWED, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTIVE LEISURE ACTIVITY SURVEY, THE LEISURE ACTIVITIES BLANK, THE LEISURE INTEREST INVENTORY, THE MIRENDA LEISURE INTEREST FINDER, THE PIE OF LIFE, AND THE NUELINGER AND BREIT QUESTIONNAIRE. A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS FOR DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING A PROGRAM OF LEISURE AND RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES IS DEVELOPED. THE PROCESS MODEL UTILIZES FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PROGRAMS TO CONTINUALLY UPGRADE NEW PROGRAM EFFORTS. FINALLY, MODEL PROGRAMS, SUCH AS THE SAN QUENTIN DRAMA WORKSHOP AND LEAVENWORTH'S ANNUAL PUBLIC ART SHOWS, ARE DESCRIBED. FOOTNOTES AND OVER 50 REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Counseling; Inmate Programs; Jails; Model programs; Procedure manuals; Program implementation; Recreation; Rehabilitation
Note: CORRECTIONAL RECREATION PROJECT
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