ERIC Number: ED192244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Deinstitutionalization Services for Mentally Retarded Offenders.
The North Carolina Department of Correction, Division of Prisons, provides two deinstitutionalization services for mentally retarded, incarcerated offenders. These projects, funded by monies provided by the Council on Developmental Disabilities, serve mentally retarded youthful offenders (age 17-21) and retarded female offenders regardless of age. The youthful offenders tend to be first incarcerates, mildly to moderately retarded (I.Q. 69 to 36 inclusive), passive as compared to other youthful offenders, and serving a felony sentence of 10 years or less. All retarded female offenders, regardless of age or sentence, are served. Both projects provide on-site services by means of Developmental Disabilities (D.D.) Specialists who insure than an Individual Habilitation Plan is appropriately prepared and then followed. Social Workers, based in the field, provide casework services to the families of the inmate, and to the inmate after parole. All appropriate local agencies such as the Vocational Rehabilitation and Social Services are contacted in order to insure adequate off-site services. Both the coordinators and social workers provide advocacy services to the inmate while in prison and after parole. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).