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Reintegration Policy in Practice: Transition Programs in the 1970's (From Community Corrections: A Community Field Approach, P 185-216, 1990, David E Duffee and Edmund F McGarrell, eds. -- See NCJ-121217)

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D E Duffee; K N Wright
Date Published
32 pages
This chapter examines variation in organizational structure and technology among correctional transitional release programs in four States: New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.
Reintegration policy focuses on graduated release and related programmatic efforts to change, over time, the relationship of the correctional client both to the system of punishment and to the free community. Reintegration programs typically have the goals of developing offender skills that improve the chances of legitimate employment and normative social adjustment in the community. The descriptions of the four State reintegration programs address auspice, assumptions and objectives, staffing, client selection and characteristics, programming, and service linkages. The programs in New York, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are prerelease programs, and the Minnesota program is a post-parole transition program. The comparison shows that despite similar general policy goals, the State programs vary on characteristics. Discussion questions.


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