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2011
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Reentry Programs for Students with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: Four State Approaches
By Muller, Eve. U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) (Washington, DC). Project Forum; National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) (Alexandria, VA).
“ Evidence strongly supports the notion that juvenile offenders, both with and without disabilities, are significantly more likely to experience successful reentry into their home schools and communities if appropriate programs and supports are in place” (p. 1). Strategies for effectively meeting the reentry needs of disabled justice-involved youth are described. Sections of this analysis include: overview and background—what reentry is, federal efforts to support successful reentry, prevalence ... Read More
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2010
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Offender Incentives and Behavioural Management Strategies
By Serin, Ralph C.; Hanby, Laura J.. Correctional Service of Canada (Ontario, Ottawa).
“This review juxtaposes several themes across more than three decades in an effort to highlight consensus in the published literature regarding factors that might influence offender behaviour. To reduce the occurrence of misconducts and violence in prisons, various strategies have been explored. Contingency management programs in the form of individual and systemic incentives are the focus of this discussion, with examples drawn from both correctional and non-correctional settings” (p. 1). Secti... Read More
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33 pages
2001
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Commission on the Status of Mental Health of Iowa's Corrections Population
Community Corrections Improvement Association (Cedar Rapids, IA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ); Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY). State Public Policy Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) .
The effects of an increasing number of offenders with serious mental health problems are investigated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction and purpose; methodology/overview of effort; hearings summary; findings; and the survey report which identifies unfulfilled mandates, non-uniform performance, a sense of urgency for problem solution, the desire for community-based correctional settings, and overwhelming support for solutions existing within Iowa's correctional sy... Read More
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39 pages
2001
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Colorado Mental Health Training Course for Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers [Lesson Plan]
By Sherman, Richard K.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Colorado. Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder, CO).
Effective interactions with individuals who suffer from mental disorders are described during this 8-hour course. Five sections comprise this lesson plan:
  • Introduction and background;
  • Mental disorders;
  • Officer interactions with emotionally disturbed persons;
  • Understanding the experience of mental illness;
  • And legal and liability issues.
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157 p.
1992
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Correctional Industries: Background, Planning and Development Guide for Inmates with Mental Retardation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sociometrics, Inc. (Hyattsville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. President's Committee on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC).
Written primarily for human services administrators and specialists, this guide presents a general process for developing or expanding correctional industry programs for inmates that are mentally handicapped. Major sections of the guide include: legal and legislative issues, which cover pertinent legal and statutory regulations governing correctional industries; model services that describe the major components of model services programs geared for the mentally handicapped inmate; operative pro... Read More
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144 p.
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