ERIC Number: ED185355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Job Options: First Offender Women. A Pretrial Intervention Program.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
This manual describes how to set up and operate a pretrial intervention program for female first offenders which offers an intensive career counseling service and puts emphasis on placing participants in nontraditional jobs. Divided into three sections entitled--The Way It Is; What You Can Do; and How You Assess It--the guide gives an overview of the double disadvantage and problems of being both a woman and an offender; guidelines on setting goals and developing and implementing the program; and notes on how to evaluate services and develop client profiles. Developers state that women successfully completing this goal oriented probationary program do not go to trial and are given an opportunity to have their charges dismissed. Without the offender stigma, employment options appear to increase, the rearrest rate is often reduced, and these women appear to have a better chance of becoming self-confident, self-supporting members of society. Appended are a bibliography on women offenders, a list of funding sources, and model inventories and questionnaires for use in a program. Also included is the script and an order form for a filmstrip describing the experience of one women who participated in the Pennsylvania program upon which the manual is based. (MEK)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Counseling, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Females, Job Placement, Nontraditional Occupations, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Womens Education
Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.