ERIC Number: ED044509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
A Future for Correctional Rehabilitation? Federal Offenders Rehabilitation Program. Final Report.
Fulton, W. Scott, Ed.
In recognition of the national problem posed by a spiraling crime rate and the need to reduce the rate of recidivism, the program's primary purpose was to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of providing intensive vocational rehabilitation services to federal offenders at specified states in the correctional process. Out of a random selection of 2,654 cases, 623 finally were used in the experimental group and 601 in the control group. The client population was drawn from the releases and probationers under the supervision of seven offices of the U.S. Probation Service, and from inmates initially confined at three of the institutions operated by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. This report indicates that offender populations are ample resources for potential vocational rehabilitation clients and that a substantial percentage can be rehabilitated. It also reflects the difficulties encountered in this attempt to assess the impact of intensive rehabilitation services in addition to those already offered by federal corrections. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Coordinating Council for Occupational Education, Olympia.