ERIC Number: ED058429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Training and Placement of the Youthful Inmates of Draper Correctional Center. MDTA Experimental and Demonstration Findings No. 6. Final Report.
Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
The primary goal of the Draper Project, begun in 1964, was to demonstrate the feasibility of operating a manpower training program in a correctional setting. As secondary goals, the project sought to individualize instruction, involve communities in the rehabilitation of the offender and disseminate the findings to correctional and educational personnel throughout the country. Through this program, the project administration hoped to ultimately reduce the high recidivism in Alabama. This study, one of three such national projects, dealt with problems peculiar to a state which is making the transition from a rural to an industrial economy. It was found that education and training per se are not enough to effect the broad changes in inmates required for successful social adjustment. They can be rehabilitated when they are a part of a systematic approach to human development which includes systematic preparation for the world of work, tailored job development and placement, and development of community support. This is the first of a three-volume final report, to be followed by Volume II, a technical manual, and Volume III, "HOW TO with P.I." (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Demonstration Programs, Employment Opportunities, Experimental Programs, Job Placement, Labor Force Development, Programed Instruction, Recidivism, State Programs, Systems Approach, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Youth
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 199 763, MF $.95; See catalog for hardcopy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers: Alabama; Draper Correctional Center AL; Manpower Development and Training Act