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2012
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Which Components of Transitional Jobs Programs Work Best? Analysis of Programs for Former Prisoners in the Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration
By Yahner, Jennifer; Zweig, Janine M.. Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
An evaluation of the Transitional Jobs Reentry Demonstration (TJRD) was implemented in order to discover which components of the TJRD positively impact outcomes. Results are provided for TJ (transitional job) program components associated with employment outcomes and with recidivism outcomes, which seemed to work best, whether effects vary across offender subgroups, and how many days in a TJ are best. “Overall, we observed a pattern of findings indicating that one TJ program component in particu... Read More
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2011
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The Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation
By Rossman, Shelli B, editor; Roman, John K., editor; Zweig, Janine M.; Rempel, Michael, editor; Lindquist, Christin H., editor. Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
“The most extensive study of drug courts -- a five-year examination of 23 courts and six comparison jurisdictions in eight states -- found that these court programs can significantly decrease drug use and criminal behavior, with positive outcomes ramping upward as participants sensed their judge treated them more fairly, showed greater respect and interest in them, and gave them more chances to talk during courtroom proceedings…Drug courts save an average of $5,680 per participant, returning a n... Read More
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14 p. + 4 volumes (v. 1 - 292 pages; v. 2 - 142 pages, v. 3 - 139 pages, v. 4 - 366 pages)
2010
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Recidivism Effects of the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) Program Vary by Former Prisoners’ Risk of Reoffending
By Zweig, Janine; Yahner, Jennifer; Redcross, Cindy. MDRC (New York, NY).
The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is a transitional jobs program for released inmates. It aims to help them achieve long-term employment which reduces recidivism. Individuals developing or modifying similar programs will find the lessons learned by this organization to be very useful. Sections of this report include: background; the CEO program impact evaluation; current research questions; the analytic approach; what predicts risk of recidivism; whether the impact of CEO on recidivi... Read More
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