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California League of Alternative Service Programs - 1983 Index of Member Program Activities

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84 pages
This 1983 index identifies by county and describes the activities of 37 California League of Alternative Service programs (CLASP). CLASP is a nonprofit coalition of community service sentence programs, also known as alternative sentence, court referred, and public work programs.
It reports an 11-percent increase in the number of offenders served, from 69,178 offenders in 1982 to 77,125 in 1983; a 9-percent increase in the number of hours worked by the offender, from 3,159,212 to 3,444,239; and a 9-percent increase in the value of those hours worked for a gain of $961,540. Summary tables present program and client overview data. Three additional tables provide information on the following: program administration base, start date and source, current budget and source, number of clients, and cost per client; client fees and referral criteria; and conversion ratios for fines/jail to community service.