ERIC Number: ED083388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Pre-trial Intervention: The Manhattan Court Employment Project of the Vera Institute of Justice. Final Report.
Vera Inst. of Justice, New York, NY.
The final report of an experimental pre-trial intervention program of intensive manpower services (individual and group counseling and job, training, or academic placement with the help of career developers) for selected defendants in Manhattan covers the period November 1967 through October 1970. After three years and 1,300 participants, dismissals recommended by the project were being granted in 61 percent of the cases. The project demonstrated that pre-trial counseling and career development can be introduced into an existing court situation, that it can effect positive changes in the life-styles of defendants within a three-month period resulting in a lower recidivism rate, and that nonprofessionals (exconvicts and exaddicts) can be recruited and trained to perform effectively as staff counselors. The report includes a project summary and history of the operation, and an epilogue stating that since termination of the demonstration phase of the pilot project it has been incorporated, has doubled its scope to include Brooklyn and the Bronx, and has continued to receive the support of the city and court. (MS)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Vera Inst. of Justice, New York, NY.