ERIC Number: ED179752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
A Summative Evaluation of the Offender Research Project.
Ryan, T. A.
In response to the need for offenders to be prepared to gain and maintain productive employment, the Offender Research Project was instituted to develop model public service employment positions and projects to ultimately provide educational and social services for offenders and exoffenders in Florida. Four project objectives were stated: to develop linkages to facilitate funding and support for the project; to develop a system of program management and implementation for other offender projects; to initiate ideas and develop fundable projects; and to identify funding agencies and direct resources to model projects. The project evaluation had two primary goals: to compare achievements against intended accomplishments and to assess the quality of those accomplishments. Evaluation was made in relation to the project objectives constituting the criteria for effectiveness, which included number of model projects developed, implemented, and funded; the quality of the handbook; and actual accomplishments compared to achievements. The results of the evaluation indicated that the project was successful in developing twelve model offender projects. It was recommended that due to the potential of alleviating the offender unemployment problem in Florida, an effort be made to implement all model projects designed as part of the project. (Appended are a list of model projects and implementation ideas.) (FP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.; Jacksonville Community Council, Inc., FL.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Exoffenders; Florida
Note: For a related document see CE 023 410