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dc.contributor.authorChapman, Charles W. ( )en_US
dc.contributor.authorWingard, David R. ( )en_US
dc.contributor.authorShields, Patricia M. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-0960-4869 )
dc.date.accessioned2006-07-31T10:19:52Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:19:57Z
dc.date.issued1983-06en_US
dc.identifier.citationShields, P. M., Chapman, C. W., & Wingard, D. R. (1983). Using volunteers in adult probation. Federal Probation, 46(2), pp. 57-64.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3970
dc.description.abstractDiscusses the arguments in support of using volunteers in adult probation: (1) cost effectiveness, (2) enhancing agency public relations, and (3) benefits to the probationer. Well-trained volunteers can improve agency efficiency in one-to-one counseling (strongly supported by a professional staff) provided that confidentiality can be maintained, that the probation officer has enough time to supervise, and that firm guidelines have been established against the loaning of money, home visits, breach of probation conditions, and the use of a car. Volunteers can help client's with graduate equivalency examinations, obtaining a commercial driver's license, improving employability, family counseling, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. Limited use of volunteers in pre-sentence investigations, clerical assistance, courtroom assistance, and in subsidiary capacities are considered traditional ways to use volunteers. A comprehensive job design for volunteers (e.g., college interns) has been used in several small municipalities. Standards for selection of volunteers and an orientation and inservice program must be developed. A table is included that lists the use of volunteers with a summary of responsibilities, reservations, and recommendations.
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dc.format.extent8 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUnited States Government Printing Office
dc.sourceFederal Probation, 1983, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 57-64.
dc.subjectVolunteersen_US
dc.subjectAdult probationen_US
dc.titleUsing Volunteers in Adult Probationen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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