ERIC Number: ED124778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Corrections Clearinghouse. Annual Descriptive Report.
Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
The major purpose of the clearinghouse is to provide employment assistance and supportive services to adult and juvenile offenders on parole or work training release from corrective institutions in Washington State. Summarized in the annual report are major program activities and evaluation of problem areas. With the aid of Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) funding and the cooperation of local agencies, an individualized training program was developed for 46 persons in 28 different occupational areas. Implementation of a followup system enabled enrollee progress to be assessed. A pilot employment assistance project utilizing a wide variety of resources was implemented to locate jobs and to determine the most effective method of providing employment services. The clearinghouse also provided staff training for five probation and parole job finders. Other activities included a workshop and statewide conference on offender employment, publication of a monthly newsletter, and an interagency communication workshop. Proposals for future activities include development of training resources under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), a tri-state vocational effort, and a diversionary program. Appendixes contain procedure charts for MDTA and CETA referral programs and for the proposed vocational and diversionary programs; explanations of parole and work release; a copy of the newsletter, "Outside Insight;" and the clearinghouse organizational structure. (RG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Annual Reports, Coordination, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Needs, Employment Opportunities, Employment Services, Federal Aid, Individualized Programs, Job Training, Prisoners, Probationary Period, Program Descriptions, Statewide Planning, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Manpower Development and Training Act