ERIC Number: ED075741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
A Quiet Revolution; Probation Subsidy.
Smith, Robert L.
This report provides a detailed account of California's probation subsidy program. Designed to reduce the county probation department's rate of commitment to state correctional agencies, the subsidy program offers the county a financial reward commensurate with the degree of reduction, an application of behavior modification and learning theory to a social institution. The program benefits the State which consequently maintains fewer correctional facilities, the county which receives financial support, and the taxpayer. Further consequences include better community services, higher standards and self-evaluation in probation departments, and improved supervision by probation officers. The report also examines California legislation for probationary services, the program's organizational consequences, its fiscal impact, and services for probationers. (Author/LAA)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, County Programs, Innovation, Learning Theories, Organizational Change, Performance, Probation Officers, Probationary Period, Public Agencies, Rehabilitation, State Agencies, State Legislation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock number 1766-0007, $.45)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.