ERIC Number: ED132497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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Evaluative Research of a Community-Based Probation Program.
Moore, R. H.; Levine, D.
The report presents a description of a volunteer probation counselor program involving the use of volunteer citizens in counseling relationships with youthful misdemeanant offenders. The program was conducted by the Lincoln-Lancaster, Nebraska, Municipal Court. The report contains a description of the essential features of the program including selection of probationers and volunteers. The effectiveness of the program is assessed by three classes of evaluative criteria--behavior, personality, and psychosocial. Performances of high-risk youthful misdemeanant offenders who were assigned randomly to either routine probation programming or Volunteer Probation Volunteer Probation Counselors are compared. A sample of low-risk youthful misdemeanant offenders assigned to routine probation programming were also studied. The relationships between successful volunteers and probationers is examined. A model of the successful Volunteer Probation Counselor (MODEL-VOL) is developed and its scientific value assessed by comparing predictions generated by the MODEL-VOL with measures of successful relationships. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Counseling Services, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Paraprofessional Personnel, Probation Officers, Program Evaluation, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Psychology.