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dc.contributor.authorWest, John Marcus ( )
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-15T20:12:12Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:16:37Z
dc.date.issued2007-08en_US
dc.identifier.citationWest, J. M. (2007). Training offenders for life and work: An assessment of Texas' project RIO (Reintegration of Offenders). Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3718
dc.description.abstract

Purposes: The first purpose of this study is to describe the ideal characteristics of a model offender reintegration program based on a review of the literature. The second purpose is to conduct a limited case study and assess Texas' Project RIO (Reintegration of Offenders) using the ideal characteristics. The third purpose is to make recommendations that should assist all offender reintegration programs to assist offenders more effectively in the reintegration process.

Methodology: The methodologies used in this limited case study of Project RIO include document and archival analysis. The document and archival analysis include a collection of reports published by Project RIO's operating agencies and several independent reports.

Results: Overall, Project RIO does not adhere to the practical ideal type model developed through the literature. Project RIO could improve services by: increasing requirements regarding participation in life skills and educational programming; adding a reintegrative focus to the intake assessment of the offender; creating a method for diverting offenders from a return to prison for technical violations; and developing a method for offenders to earn the reintegration of their rights.

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dc.format.extent91 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.sourceAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Summer 2007.
dc.subjectReintegrationen_US
dc.subjectCorrectionsen_US
dc.subjectProject RIOen_US
dc.subjectReintegration programen_US
dc.subjectPenalologyen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleTraining Offenders for Life and Work: An Assessment of Texas' Project RIO (Reintegration of Offenders)en_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSaldana, Tamela
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFerguson, Candace
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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