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Document 031541
What Works? Short-Term, In-Custody Treatment Programs
By Lizama, Jaslene; Matthews, Vikram; Reyes, Sean. California State University. Center for Public Policy (Fullerton, CA).
"Assessing the effectiveness of in-custody treatment programs is essential in the correctional system to appropriately allocate resources and reduce offender recidivism rates. With California passing AB 109, “2011 Public Safety Realignment”, it becomes imperative to understand the characteristics and principles of effective rehabilitation programing. Treatment programs that follow the core principles of the Risk-Needs-Responsivity model are found to be effective and to significantly decrease rec... Read More

28 pages
Document 025449
Evaluation of Selected Institutional Offender Treatment Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
By Latessa, Edward J.; Smith, Paula; Schweitzer, Myrinda; Lovins, Lori. Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections (Camp Hill, PA). University of Cincinnati, Center of Criminal Justice Research (Cincinnati, OH).
The effectiveness of intervention programs ran by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) is evaluated. Sections comprising this report include: introduction; principles of effective intervention; the PA DOC; description of programming and services; Thinking for a Change (T4C) program; Batterer’s Intervention program; Violence Prevention program; Sex Offender program—outpatient and therapeutic community; delivery of treatment services; description of PA DOC assessment process; method... Read More
322 pages
Document 021657
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment: A Review and Discussion for Corrections Professionals
By Milkman, Harvey; Wanberg, Kenneth. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Detailed information regarding the use and benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in prisons and jails is provided. Chapters comprising this guide address: the increasing need for effective treatment services; what cognitive-behavioral therapy is; prominent CBT programs for offenders; measuring the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs; evaluating specific CBT curricula; and "real world" program applications.... Read More
78 p.
Document serial660
The Delaware Department of Correction Life Skills Program
By Finn, Peter. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Correctional Ed. National Institute of Justice (Washington, DC).
This Program Focus profiles a 4-month state program for incarcerated men and women which includes academics, violence reduction, and applied life skills and incorporates a Moral Reconation Therapy approach. It addresses issues in staffing and program development, describes program costs, and provides vignettes of participants' experiences during and after the program. ... Read More
19 p.
Document 003546
Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 10-12, 1994, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
The focus of this meeting was on inmate programs and on the issues of dealing with juveniles remanded to adult jails. Session #1 dealt with effective inmate programs: What principles formulate the foundation for potential success? Session #2 was titled "Issues in implementing, evaluating, and monitoring inmate programs," while Session #3 was "Revenue-generating inmate programs: What are they and how do they function?" Session #4 was titled "Non-traditional inmate programs and jail industries: Ho... Read More
57 p.
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