ERIC Number: ED088250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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A Study of Georgia's Criminal Justice System as It Relates to the Mentally Retarded, i.e. Law Enforcement, Judicial, and Incarceration.
Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Inc., Decatur, GA.
Described is a proposed 2-year study by the Atlanta Association for Retarded Children of Georgia's criminal system as it relates to the mentally retarded. The primary purpose of the study is said to be the determination of the best system for the delivery of services to mentally retarded individuals incarcerated in Georgia's penal institutions. Listed are specific objectives such as making recommendations to law enforcement agencies regarding contacts with the mentally retarded offender. Noted in the section on historical background is the high percentage of juvenile and adult inmates who are retarded. Discussed under procedures are the general rationale of the project, the planning stage, the inquiry stage, and the implementation stage. Summarized are staffing plans and budget projections. Appended are an analysis of the cost-benefits of prison rehabilitation, statistics on the mentally retarded in Georgia prisons, resumes of staff members, and letters of endorsement. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Atlanta Association for Retarded Children, Inc., Decatur, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia