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NCJ Number: 99436 Find in a Library
Title: Community Participation in Social Defence
Author(s): M D Mir
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 9
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: The author outlines a scheme whereby private citizens in India can, through participation in voluntary agencies, help ex-offenders return to society and consequently help curb increasing crime rates.
Abstract: Treatment methods designed to reform prisoners cannot achieve the desired results unless offenders are assisted, the desired results unless offenders are assisted, guided, and supervised on their release from penal institutions. Community-based voluntary agencies can render a valuable service to the social and vocational rehabilitation of offenders through prisoners' aid societies, borstal associations, aftercare homes, rescue shelters, and sheltered vocational workshops. Such agencies have been established in almost every developed and developing country. In India, many states have committees to help prisoners on their release. Such aftercare programs bridge the gap between the restricted environment of institutional custody to resocialization in the community. Objectives of aftercare services as outlined in the Model Prison Manual are listed. The article includes 28 references.
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Ex-offenders; India; Post-release programs; Private sector civic involvement; Social reintegration
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