ERIC Number: ED116059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The Volunteer Probation Counselor Program, Lincoln, Nebraska. An Exemplary Project.
National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
The Lincoln, Nebraska Volunteer Probation Counselor Program is an example of community involvement in the corrections process. Through careful screening, volunteers are selected and then trained to assist the local probation staff in counseling and supervising probationers. After being extensively interviewed, both volunteers and probationers are matched on the basis of mutual interests and the probationer's specific personal needs. The volunteer serves as friend, role model, supervisor, or counselor, depending on the probationer's needs. The relationship is designed to help the probationer understand himself better and see the world more realistically and constructively. Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the likelihood that he will turn to more serious crimes. Using this approach, the Lincoln program has worked with high-risk misdemeanant probationers. This brochure briefly describes the program. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Nonprofessional Personnel, Probation Officers, Probationary Period, Program Descriptions, Recidivism, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Washington, D.C. 20531 (Single copies free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska (Lincoln)