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New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program - A Progress Report

NCJ Number
98622
Journal
Crime and Delinquency Volume: 31 Issue: 3 Dated: (July 1985) Pages: 393-410
Author(s)
F S Pearson
Date Published
1985
Length
18 pages
Annotation
This article is a progress report on the first year of operation of New Jersey's Intensive Supervision Program (ISP).
Abstract
The program design includes, among other components, very selective screening of applicants and multiple contacts with each offender every week. Results of a survey of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders on ISP are outlined. A summative evaluation would be premature at this time because only a handful of the 220 offenders admitted thus far into ISP have completed a full year in the program. However, preliminary indications of program accomplishments, including employment and rates of recidivism, are very promising. (Author abstract)

Date Published: January 1, 1985