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ERIC Number: EJ841714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
Volunteer Management in Boards of Probation: Perceptions of Equity, Efficiency, and Reciprocity among Vermont Volunteers
Chesire, J. D.; Karp, David R.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v44 n4 p65-99 2007
A statewide "Reparative Probation" intervention was evaluated in Vermont in which volunteers serve on local Boards and meet with probationers to negotiate a "reparative contract." Our sample (n = 229) was drawn from the universe of Vermont volunteers who completed a 54-question instrument measuring perceived equity, efficiency, and reciprocity in the program. Subscales for the questionnaire showed alpha levels from 0.43 to 0.77. OLS regression results found that education, reported religiosity, political conservatism, length of time as a member of a Reparative Board, and number of cases managed as a Reparative Board member explained significant variation in volunteers' perceptions of equity, efficiency, and reciprocity. We believe our results generalize to the universe of Vermont volunteers and provide a basis for replication in other samples. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont