ERIC Number: ED036622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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A Time to Act. Final Report.
Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.
To determine the manpower, education, and training resources required to increase the effectiveness of correctional employees, a Joint Commission surveyed every adult and juvenile federal and state correctional institution and all state-level probation and parole agencies in the country. Three national opinion surveys were also conducted. The findings of the Joint Commission were that corrections suffered from apathy, piecemeal programing, inadequate funding, and lack of public support and understanding. Staff training programs were found to be practically non-existent. The survey estimated that over 111,000 persons were employed in the country's correctional institutions and agencies (excluding jails) and 68 percent of these were employed by institutions. These people administer programs to an estimated 1,115,000 adult and juvenile offenders operating with an annual budget exceeding one billion dollars. Recommendations are given for recruitment, training, and inservice development of correctional employees. Numerous charts and tables are included in the report. (BC)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Action, Correctional Institutions, Employees, Evaluation, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Resources, Standards, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Training
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Authoring Institution: Joint Commission on Correctional Manpower and Training, Washington, DC.