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NCJ Number: 77344 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Community Service Restitution Program - Operational Procedures Manual
Author(s): J H Buerge
Corporate Author: PACT (Prisoner and Community Together, Inc)
United States of America

Elkhart Cty Pact, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
New York, NY 10177
Elkhart Cty Pact, Inc
Elkhart, IN 46514
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
PACT (Prisoner and Community Together, Inc)
Michigan City, IN 46360
US Dept of Labor
Washington, DC 20013
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual describes the organization and procedures used by the community service restitution program (CSRP) of Elkhart County, Ind., PACT (Prisoner and Community Together), a community-based corrections organization devoted to developing a humane and rational corrections system.
Abstract: Under the CSRP, performance of free community service work as symbolic restitution is offered as an option to jail. The presiding judge, at his/her discretion, presents the option of participation in the CSRP to the offender at sentencing. The offender chooses between jail and the community service program. For every day that would have been spent in jail, a client is required to do 6 hours of work. In special cases, the CSRP may be offered as a last chance for probation violators. The program is primarily designed to serve young misdemeanor offenders between the ages of 16 and 25. Examples of the kinds of convictions appropriate for the program include driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, under age possession of alcohol, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, fleeing a police officer, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, marijuana possession, malicious trespassing, and theft. Most of these crimes, while not causing bodily harm or property damage, violate community laws and, therefore, justify symbolic restitution to the community. A detailed flow chart provides a visual description of client progress through the program. Appended are forms used in the program, an organizational chart of Elkhart County PACT, CSRP job descriptions, liability concerns, referrals to CSRP from the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP), sample referral form from VORP, methods for recording statistics, and a criminal justice procedures flow chart.
Index Term(s): Community service order; Indiana; Organization studies; Procedure manuals; Restitution programs
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