ERIC Number: ED052416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Atlanta Federal Offenders Rehabilitation Project. Final Report.
Fulton, W. Scott
Subjective findings of the Atlanta Project are presented. This project's primary purpose was to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of providing intensive vocational rehabilitation services to federal offenders at two specified states in the correctional process. A total of 484 cases were monitored, 107 of which were assigned to the experimental group. The subjects were drawn from releasees and probationers under supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for the Northern District of Georgia and from the inmate population of the U. S. Penitentiary, Atlanta. The project was based on two basic hypotheses: (1) that traditional VR services are ancillary to effecting attitudinal change in the offender client, and (2) that areas essentially innovative to VR concern need to be explored if patterns of criminality are to be interrupted. In brief, the findings are: (1) supportive counseling and psychotherapy proved to be the two most significant services provided; (2) emergency services should be flexible and provided at the point of need; and (3) the client and his family should be treated as a unit rather than simply providing services to the client alone. (Author/DB)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.