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Title: Offender Research Project - A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Offender Programs
Author(s): C S Miner; A Moore; M N Kavouklis; T A Ryan
Corporate Author: Jacksonville Community Council, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Jacksonville Community Council, Inc
Jacksonville, FL 32204
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wolfe Medical Publishers, Ltd
London, W1P 6HE, England
Contract Number: 79MP-IH-4-26-20
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: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this handbook is to provide program operators and funding agencies with a sample of offender projects adaptable to the needs of local communities, and to offer practical information on project development, implementation, management, and evaluation.
Abstract: Chapter one describes the political system in which offender and other types of projects are considered, approved, and financed by funding agencies. Chapter two presents 12 model projects in a standard grant proposal format consisting of a problem statement, objectives, methods for accomplishing goals, evaluation techniques, and staff job descriptions. The projects include a dental technician project, a diversionary and support services directory, a fiscal aide project, an independence center, an inmate and family assistance project, intensive counseling for juvenile offenders, a job seekers' association, an offender assistance project, a probation and parole aide project, a prerelease counseling project, a women's county correctional program, and a youth volunteer counselor project. Subsequent chapters list persons who may be contacted regarding the projects, discuss evaluation techniques for offender projects, and describe Comprehensive Employment Training Assistance (CETA) programs and the CETA organizational structure. The concluding chapter presents a brief overview of selected offender programs (such as a pretrial intervention program, a juvenile resource center, a weekender project, community sponsor and services programs, and a career exploration project) identified through a literature search. About 90 references are included. An appendix includes a glossary of CETA and criminal justice terms and a CETA prime sponsor survey form.
Index Term(s): Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Funding guidelines; Inmate Programs; Post-release programs; Program financing; Program implementation; Program planning
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