ERIC Number: ED122057
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Planned Implementation of Mutual Agreement Programming in a Correctional System. Resource Document #9: Manual.
Minnich, Stephen D.
The Mutual Agreement Programing (MAP) process, as currently used in corrections, provides for the use of a legally binding contract between the inmate and the Paroling Authority. The contract outlines future inmate performance in the areas of skill training, education, institutional behavior, treatment, and work assignment or employment. It also establishes a definite parole date contingent upon successful completion of the contract terms by the inmate. The concept relies on the philosophical base that the Paroling Authority can relate positive performance in these goal areas as an indication of parole readiness. The manual is intended to provide a practical guide to correctional agencies contemplating using the MAP process. The over-all MAP process is described in detail from orientation, through contract negotiation, and up to parole follow-up. Descriptions of role changes in Parole Boards, Correctins, and inmates are contained as well as the role of the MAP Coordinator. The manual also provides a description of educational voucher services for MAP inmates. Correctional agencies will find useful appendixes containing examples of the MAP model, MAP forms, and MAP/Voucher policy. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Counselor Role, Educational Programs, Educational Vouchers, Guides, Institutionalized Persons, Labor Force Development, Models, Performance Contracts, Prisoners, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development
Publication Office, American Correctional Association, 4321 Hartwick Rd., College Park, Maryland 20740 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Correctional Association, College Park, MD. Parole-Corrections Project.