ERIC Number: ED119028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
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An Overview of the Federal Offenders Rehabilitation Program.
The Federal Offenders Rehabilitation Program is designed to test experimentally the centrality of employment in offender rehabilitation. Specifically, does appropriate employment, obtained through the services of vocational rehabilitation counseling, change an offender's pattern of behavior? Does this change occur in the direction of integration into legitimate society? Ten counselors are employed, each to have a caseload of 50. Over three years, approximately 1,500 offenders will be experimental subjects and another 2,500 will be control subjects. In operation only 10 months, the effects of the experiment are not yet available. Of those experimental subjects currently involved it can be said that their Primary handicap seems, to the counselor, to be social. About 10 percent have a physical handicap. About 15 percent desire vocational training. Seventy-five percent are in training or employed. One-half of the employed obtained their own jobs. About 25 percent show evidence of disinterest in the program. Comparable figures are not yet available on control subjects. The experiment ends February 28, 1969. Final data analysis reports will be due August 31, 1969. [Although this reported project was implemented during the 1960's, it should be considered by those currently involved in prison reform efforts.] (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A