ERIC Number: ED113651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Project Crossroads as Pre-Trial Intervention. A Program Evaluation.
This report describes and evaluates Project Crossroads, a manpower approach to the rehabilitation of accused offenders prior to adjudication. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of working with the court and its personnel to provide a pretrial intervention alternative for youthful first-time offenders, Project Crossroads provided a community-based program of manpower services to young men and women in the pretrial stage of the criminal court process. Project services include counseling, job placement, job training and remedial education. The report evaluates Project Crossroads in relation to its impact on the court adjudication of its participants, measurable results in the spheres of participant recidivism and employment, and evaluation of the characteristics of project participants who achieve success by Project Crossroads standards. The report discusses the role of this program of intervention in mitigating some negative byproducts of routine case processing, and makes recommendations concerning further program use and evaluation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.