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Characteristics of Staff and Programs in Correctional Halfway Houses

NCJ Number
Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation Volume: 9 Issue: 4 Dated: (Summer 1985) Pages: 39-51
J S Johnson; J Bonta
Date Published
13 pages
The few empirical studies that exist on correctional halfway houses focus on recidivism and cost-effectiveness. There have been few attempts to identify the factors within a halfway house program that may influence its effectiveness.
The present study examined the relationship between staff attributes and the value placed upon different programs. Through a correlational analysis, various personality and attitudinal characteristics of staff were found related to program ratings. Such data can be seen as helpful in staff selection and training and program development. (Author abstract)