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NCJ Number: 74438 Find in a Library
Title: Examination of a Shared Public/Private Sector Responsibility for Community Correction Policy and Programs in the State of Connecticut (From Proceedings of the One Hundred and Ninth Annual Congress of Correction, P 101-116, 1980 - See NCJ-74427)
Author(s): L Barbieri; S Haller
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Connecticut's program of public/private sector responsibility for community correctional policy and programs is described and evaluated.
Abstract: Following an overview of Connecticut's correctional system, a brief history is presented of the Public/Private Resource Expansion Project (PREP). PREP's threefold purpose is indicated to be (1) the development of a political constituency in the private sector for the improvement of the criminal justice system, (2) the awakening of public interest in and concern for improving service to the criminal justice client, and (3) the establishment of a far-reaching public education campaign aimed at demystifying the criminal justice process. PREP would accomplish these goals by purchasing service contracts with private social service agencies. Specific perspectives are identifies within both the community and the Department of Corrections concerning PREP's autonomy, longevity, authority, and replicability. Other issues discussed include community concern regarding the limited funding of individual agencies in the private sector and departmental concern over the type of programs to be given contracts. No references are given.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Community-based corrections (adult); Connecticut; Correctional planning; Corrections management; Policy; Private sector civic involvement
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