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Title: Anishinabe Longhouse - Final Report
Corporate Author: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board
Research and Evaluation Unit
(See Minnesota Criminal Justice Program, Research
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Crime Control Planning Board

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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the data collected during 1974-76 on Anishinabe Longhouse, a halfway house for adult Indian offenders in Minnesota. The client population and program results of Anishinabe Longhouse are examined and compared with those of all other halfway houses in the State. A recidivism analysis and a cost analysis are highlighted.
Abstract: The Anishinabe Longhouse program was designed to reduce the high rate of recidivism among Indian males from 39 percent returned to prisons within 3 months following release to 19.5 percent and to increase employment by 40 percent for Indian ex-offenders who are residents of Anishinabe Longhouse. To achieve these goals, the program was organized to provide individual and group counseling, to develop an Indian culture program for residents, and to provide referrals to community agencies for residents. In general, Anishinabe Longhouse is comparable to other halfway houses. However, among six halfway houses studied, Anishinabe Longhouse had the highest proportion of clients who satisfactorily completed residence and the lowest proportion of clients who failed to satisfactorily complete residence. In addition, Anishinabe Longhouse is achieving its employment goals with respect to those clients who satisfactorily complete residence, although it falls short of this goal of reducing returns to correctional institutions. During the first 3 months following release, only 5.2 percent of the clients were returned to prison. Tables and footnotes are included. Supplementary data are appended. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): American Indians; Evaluation; Ex-offender employment; Halfway houses; Minnesota; Program evaluation; Recidivism
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