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Evaluation of Ohio's Community Corrections Act Programs by County Size: Final Report

NCJ Number
E J Latessa; L F Travis; A Holsinger
Date Published
99 pages
This report examines Ohio's Community Corrections Act programs and provides a comparison and analysis by county size.
In July 1979 the Ohio legislature created a statewide Community Corrections Act (CCA), intended to divert nondangerous felons from incarceration in State prisons through the development of programs and intermediate sanctions at the county or regional level. This report covers five areas: (1) profile of CCA populations; (2) services and contacts provided to offenders; (3) financial obligations and employment of offenders; (4) program outcome and recidivism; and (5) factors associated with supervision completion and recidivism. The report recommends that the State develop guidelines for counting an offender as a "diversion." In addition, Counties need to reduce the percentage of failures for technical violations. Taking offenders who fail at regular supervision and imposing additional conditions appears to exacerbate technical violations. The State needs to work with programs to develop more balanced approaches to supervision. Notes, tables, figures, appendixes