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Title: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice on Behalf of Various Criminal Justice Planning Agencies - Internship Program - Monitor Report
Author(s): M Foxcroft; D Dunham; B Miller
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Research, Evaluation and Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice
Madison, WI 53702
Wisconsin Council on Criminal Justice Research, Evaluation and Policy
Madison, WI 53702
Grant Number: 76-06-22-S-2288-5
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report assesses the internship program conducted by nine Regional Criminal Justice Planning Councils in Wisconsin from June 1976 through December 1976.
Abstract: Data on this project were obtained from questionnaires completed by interns and regional council directors, logs kept by interns, and descriptive materials on recruitment and selection submitted by the directors. The program hired 22 interns during the summer and fall semesters of 1976, of which 65 percent were females and 10 percent were minority students. All interns received between $3.00 and $3.35 an hour. The interns' major activities involved research, attending and preparing for meetings, and letter or report writing. Interns were recruited through newspaper advertisements, minority group organizations, and university placement offices. Recruitment in some areas probably could have been improved by using several sources instead of relying solely on universities. According to five regional planning councils, the interns had a positive impact on the workload. Most agencies were satisfied with the interns' overall quality of work, productivity, and abilities, but some criticized the project's emphasis on undergraduate students and the 1-year tenure restriction. A total of six regional planning council directors indicated that they needed more interns. In the seven regions where interns completed questionnaires, all but one felt the experience had been useful and rewarding. Some areas encountered problems in attracting applicants that were not entirely caused by inadequate recruitment efforts; project guidelines should be revised to include part-time students and graduate students and expand the year internship period. Charts illustrate internship budget awards by region and provide statistical data on interns' sex, race, activities, and recruitment sources. Detailed descriptions of the internship programs in each of the nine regions are provided. The appendixes contain informational materials on the internship project prepared by the University of Wisconsin and publicity releases used for recruitment by four councils.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice internships; Program evaluation; State planning agencies; Wisconsin
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