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ERIC Number: ED013420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 99
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Reference Count: 0
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MDTA VOCATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL-DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. 11TH PROGRESS REPORT, COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM.
MCKEE, JOHN M.; AND OTHERS
THE VOCATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL-DEMONSTRATION PROJECT AT DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER, AN EXPERIMENT TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM THROUGH VOCATIONAL TRAINING, IN ITS FIRST 21 MONTHS TRAINED 173 YOUTHS IN SEVEN TRADES AND PLACED 150 GRADUATES IN JOBS. DETAILS OF SELECTION, COUNSELING, TRAINING, PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOW-UP OF INMATES THE USE OF INDIVIDUALIZED PROGRAMED MATERIALS AND OF EXPERIMENTS TO INCREASE MOTIVATION IN BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES ARE GIVEN IN THIS REPORT. ALTHOUGH THE PROJECT HAS SUCCEEDED IN TEACHING TRADES, IT HAS FAILED IN EFFECTING ENOUGH BEHAVIORAL CHANGE TO AVERT RECIDIVISM AND PERSISTENT DEVIANT BEHAVIOR--THE RATE OF RECIDIVISM AMONG PAROLEES HAS ACTUALLY INCREASED SINCE THE LAST REPORT. IN AN EFFORT TO PRODUCE BEHAVIORAL CHANGE TWO PROPOSALS ARE MADE--(1) TO INITIATE A DETAILED STUDY OF EACH RETURNEE, ANALYZING HIS FAILURE AND PRESCRIBING TREATMENT, AND (2) TO BEGIN A COMMUNITY SPONSOR PROGRAM COORDINATED THROUGH THE PAROLE SUPERVISOR. WORKING WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, THE PAROLE OFFICE WILL TRAIN MEN TO ASSIST THE NEWLY RELEASED INMATE TO ADJUST TO SOCIETY AND TO SUCCEED IN HIS NEW TRADE. THE SPONSOR WILL BE EITHER A CRAFTSMAN IN THE SAME TRADE AREA AS THE PAROLEE OR A PERSON WITH A HISTORY OF CRIME WHO IS NOW DOING WELL. THE SPONSOR WILL ACT AS A GUIDE, FRIEND, AND BEHAVIOR MODEL TO THE RELEASEE. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers: Draper Correctional Center AL; MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING ACT