ERIC Number: ED130702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Offender Assistance Through Community Colleges Program. Final Report.
Mahoney, James R.; And Others
This document reports the results of an 18 month demonstration program conducted by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) to show that the community college is uniquely suited as a resource for offenders. Pilot programs were established at three community colleges--Central Piedmont Community College in North Carolina, Florida Junior College at Jacksonville, and Community College of Denver. Each college was free to establish its own model program, consistent with the overall AACJC project objectives. Goals of the program included provision of educational and human service assistance to offenders, development of collaborative relationships between the college and criminal justice and public service agencies, and development of nationally appropriate program models. The target population was first-time convicted felons who were on probation; non-target offenders were accomodated at the request of justice officials. Of 712 offenders served by the program, 445 were target offenders. Per student costs for the total group and for the target group only were $292 and $467, respectively. Approximately 25% of the target group enrolled in Adult Basic Education, 20% in General Educational Development courses, 27% in academic curricula, 20% in occupational courses, and 8% in other areas. Of the target population, 27 (6.1%) were charged with new offenses, a far lower rate than the national average. Evaluation reports by each of the three participant colleges and other related project material is appended. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document see JC 760 583. Some pages in appendix may reproduce poorly