ERIC Number: ED130703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Offender Assistance Through Community Colleges. Final Evaluation Report.
Russell, William J.; And Others
This document presents the summative evaluation of the offender assistance program coordinated by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) as well as the final evaluation reports of the three pilot programs for convicted parolees operated by participating community colleges. The local-level evaluations include detailed analyses of site programs, while the national office evaluation presents an aggregated analysis. Among the overall findings are: (1) 75% of the program participants were male, the majority were single, and less than one-third had completed high school; (2) unarmed property offenses were the dominant crimes committed by program participants prior to enrollment, with drug-related offenses second most common; (3) 18% of the program participants enrolled in Adult Basic Education, 32% in General Educational Development courses, 23% in academic curricula, 20% in occupational courses, and 5.8% in other areas; (4) recidivism in the target population was 6.1%; (5) program termination by participants appeared comparable to that of the whole college populations; (6) 55.5% of the participants received some form of financial assistance; and (7) per student costs for the target population was $467. Operational problems in the conduct of offender assistance programs are identified, along with potential solutions. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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 760 582. Sections in the appendices may reproduce poorly