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Title: National Evaluation Program Phase 1 - Assessment of Correctional Personnel Training Programs, Volume 4 - Appendix
Author(s): M A Cooper; A S Glickman; R Johnson; S J Price; R I Weiner; H C Olson
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 192
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice - LEAA

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-023-78
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Four appendixes to a report assessing existing correctional personnel training programs and proposing models for future evaluations of such programs are presented.
Abstract: The first appendix presents reports of site visits to 17 corrections agencies throughout the United States. The sites include the California Parole and Community Services Division of the California Department of Corrections, the National Institute of Corrections Jail Center in Boulder, Colo; the Illinois Correctional Training Academy, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and others. For each site, a narrative report describes the agency background, training participants, teaching methods, and feedback and evaluation methods. Comments about each program are also presented. Another appendixes presents three interview guides used with program directors, trainers, and trainees. The guides contain questions concerning both the internal training process and the external forces that influence training. The third appendix presents the instrument used in a survey of 1,170 correctional agency directors. The correctional agencies included jails, prisons, parole and probation services, youth facilities, correctional training academies, and youth services. The questionnaires contained general questions about the agency, detailed questions about training courses felt to be very useful and less useful, and questions about a third training course. The final appendix presents data from the survey. For the other volumes of the full report, see NCJ 76552-54.
Index Term(s): Correctional Personnel Training; Corrections training evaluation; Evaluation; National Evaluation Program; Program evaluation
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