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Title: Volunteers in Institutions
Journal: Correctional Options  Volume:3  Dated:(Fall 1983)  Pages:15-19
Author(s): M Satterfield
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 5
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Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Volunteer programs operate in most Ontario, Canada, correctional institutions.
Abstract: Volunteers come from a broad spectrum of occupations and backgrounds. They include professionals, the highly skilled and unskilled, the employed and unemployed, students, and retired persons. Motivation stems from a need to learn or improve skills or to help others, rather than the religious emphasis of previous times. Programs include chaplaincy services, Alcoholics Anonymous, social services, occupational and educational training, life skills, and recreational activities. Programs often face staff resistance, lack of space, security problems, and shortage of funds. Program benefits include the opportunity for inmates to learn valuable skills and responsibility, institutional cost savings, reduction of tension, and community acceptance.
Index Term(s): Corrections volunteers; Ontario
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