ERIC Number: ED216142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Coordination Project for Educational Change at Will County Jail, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Linton, Margaret; Whitehead, Vivian
A project developed and implemented a complete system of intake-assessment-information-referral-followup and community cooperation in the delivery of services to 30 residents of Will County Jail. Its long range objective was to facilitate the self-direction of educationally needy incarcerated persons for reintegration into society as responsible adults. Intake and assessment instruments were selected or developed, including two intake instruments, academic assessment instruments for reading and mathematics, career inventory, and a self-understanding instrument. To sensitize and develop coordination among community agencies to develop and provide services to the incarcerated and released prisoners, the project director became involved in the Will County Community Services Council and established personal contacts with specific agencies. Following this narrative section, one-page summary profiles are provided of the 30 participants in the project. Summary charts show educational background, employment information, Myers-Briggs Personality Types, involvement with the law, and social profile information. Other information includes a summary profile of project participants, charts of the network of social service agencies providing in-jail and post-jail services, and charts on post-project situations of participants. A model outlines a step-by-step procedure to implement this type of program. Conclusions and recommendations conclude the report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Career Counseling, Coordination, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Counseling Services, Educationally Disadvantaged, Prisoners, Public Agencies, Social Agencies, Social Services
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, 46 Horrabin Hall, Macomb, IL 61455 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Joliet Junior Coll., IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Joliet); Will County Jail IL