ERIC Number: ED072328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Pilot Study of Four Selected Groups of Parolees, 1971.
Garay, Bert; And Others
To evaluate the effectiveness of the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs of the Adult Correctional Facilities of the State of Washington, four groups of parolees were reviewed to determine their successful adjustment 18 months after parole. The Adult Correctional Facilities offer training in a variety of vocations, including the following: auto mechanics, barbering, drafting, electronics, radio and TV, office machine repair, body and fender work, meat cutting, data processing, welding, sheetmetal work, and other basic industrial and work programs. The four study groups were composed of the following: Group I--88 cases, felons who completed VR services successfully; Group II--88 cases, felons who failed to complete VR services; Group III--112 cases, felons who completed certain vocational training programs successfully through the Adult Correctional Facilities; and Group IV--126 cases, felons who needed but received no vocational services. Most of the parolees were white, single males; their mental level was usually average or above; they had usually completed at least one year of high school prior to imprisonment; they were usually imprisoned for a crime such as burglary, larceny, robbery, or auto theft; normally they had no known history of drug abuse or mental illness; and generally they were first offenders. Major findings of the study were: (1) of the Group I parolees, 76% succeeded on parole; (2) of the Group II parolees, 32% succeeded on parole; (3) of the Group III parolees, 58% succeeded; and (4) of the Group IV parolees, 47% succeeded. Study Items used and Data Form for the study are included. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.; Washington State Board of Prison Terms and Paroles, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington