ERIC Number: ED372228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Surveying the Structures for Interagency Work in Education, Training & Guidance for Offenders and Ex-Offenders in the Yorkshire & Humberside Region.
A study examined the current policies, practices, and perceived unmet needs of selected organizations involved in employment, training, and education (ETE) for offenders and exoffenders in the Yorkshire and Humberside region of the United Kingdom. Representatives of 63 of the more than 100 probation services, further education (FE) colleges, careers services, training and enterprise councils (TECs), local education authorities (LEAs), and prisons and prison education departments contacted completed written questionnaires and/or participated in oral interviews. More than 20 ETE projects/programs targeting offenders and exoffenders were identified. The TECs, LEAs, FE colleges, and career services all had different internal arrangements regarding responsibility for working with offenders. Levels of interagency contact ranged from none to active working relationships, and those organizations that were in partnerships with and/or cooperating with probation services reported very different experiences. Quality and quantity of staff development varied widely. Policymakers and practitioners had widely differing opinions regarding needs, appropriate strategies, and monitoring and evaluation procedures. Education and training was generally much more accessible to incarcerated offenders than to offenders receiving community sentences. (Appended are views on volunteerism/compulsion for ETE, information on the nature/scope of educational guidance, and a glossary. Contains 56 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yorkshire and Humberside Association for Further and Higher Education, Dewsbury (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)