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ERIC Number: ED013424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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MDTA VOCATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL-DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS. 15TH PROGRESS REPORT.
MCKEE, JOHN M.; AND OTHERS
IN THE DRAPER MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROJECT, INITIATED TO TRAIN INSTITUTIONALIZED OFFENDERS IN TRADES, 810 INMATES HAVE BEEN TESTED FOR ABILITY, APTITUDE, AND EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT. A PICTURE VOCATIONAL PREFERENCE TEST WAS DEVISED TO OVERCOME THE GROUP'S VERBAL DISABILITY. OF THE 331 INMATES ACCEPTED FOR TRAINING, 231 HAVE GRADUATED, 63 ARE IN TRAINING, AND 37 WERE DROPPED. PROGRAMED LESSONS IN BASIC EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AND ARE AVAILABLE FOR USE WITH OTHER DISADVANTAGED GROUPS. INSERVICE TRAINING HAS ENHANCED THE CAPABILITIES OF THE STAFF, WHICH IS COMPLEMENTED BY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO WORK FOR ONE SEMESTER. EFFORTS TO LOWER THE RECIDIVISM RATE INCLUDE A STUDY OF RECIDIVISTS, DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIALIZATION MATERIALS, PLANS FOR A TRANSITIONAL PROGRAM FOR RELEASEES, AND A COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM IN WHICH VOLUNTEERS AND ORGANIZATIONS BECOME INVOLVED IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE PAROLEE. A PROGRAM TO DISSEMINATE FINDINGS IS UNDERWAY. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES A CONFERENCE PROGRAM, AN OUTLINE FOR A COURSE IN PERSONAL-SOCIAL RELATIONS, AND THREE PAPERS--"THE COUNSELING PROCESS IN AN MDTA PROGRAM FOR OFFENDERS,""A FOLLOW-UP REPORT OF A STUDY ON DRAPER'S COLLEGE CORPS," AND "DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION, AND USE OF PROGRAMMED MATERIALS AS DEVELOPED IN THE DRAPER EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.") (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