ERIC Number: ED194697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Employment and Training Programs for Adult Offenders in Washington State. Volume 1: Discussion and Recommendations. Washington State Employment and Training Council Staff Report.
Gowdey, Christine E.; Turnbull, George C., Jr.
This first of two volumes reporting a study of employment and training programs for adult felony offenders addresses three study objectives. They are to recommend (1) ways of more effectively coordinating training and employment programs for offenders; (2) methods for program planning, funding, and evaluating; and (3) methods for providing offenders greater access to the labor market. The first two sections summarize major findings and conclusions and outline methodology. Section 3 describes the offender population; reviews characteristics of felony offenders on probation, parole, and in institutions; and discusses impediments to employment and importance of employment in habilitation. Section 4 analyzes problems common to all components of the criminal justice system. Section 5 assesses two major institution training and work programs--Prison Education and Institutional Industries. Section 6 discusses programs and services related to preparing a resident for release into the community. Section 7 reviews funding and operations of community programs, coordination activities, and obstacles to coordination. Section 8 overviews current coordination and planning problems. Section 9 discusses and assesses program evaluation methods. Recommendations are made at the end of each section. Appendixes, amounting to one-half of the volume, contain program data tables, examples of coordination methods, glossary of acronyms, and program and client questionnaires. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Vocational Education, Adults, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminals, Employment Programs, Financial Support, Prisoners, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Legislature, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Employment and Training Council, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington