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Evaluation of the Alaska Pre-Trial Intervention Program

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dc.contributor.author Schafer, N. E.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-07T19:29:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-07T19:29:32Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.citation Schafer, N.E. (1988). Evaluation of the Alaska Pre-Trial Intervention Program. NCJ 116615. Anchorage: Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Unit, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage. en_US
dc.identifier.other JC 8718.01
dc.identifier.other NCJ 116615
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11122/7080
dc.description.abstract The statewide Pretrial Intervention (PTI) Program of the Alaska Department of Law, begun in 1981, received referrals of accused felons and misdemeanants charged with property crimes or misdemeanor personal crimes. Using data from 1983 to 1986, this study examines extralegal and legal characteristics of PTI clients; analyzies program conditions, compliance, and dispositions; and analyzes achievement of program goals. Criminal histories for 2 to 5 years after intake were used to assess recidivism and recidivist characteristics. Results indicate that PTI operated successfully on a variety of measures throughout its existence. It met intake goals, was available to a broad spectrum of citizens in both urban and rural areas of the state, and two-thirds of clients admitted to the program had no record of subsequent law violations. The program admitted only prosecutable offenders and did not result in netwidening. The program provided alternatives to more severe sanctions for nearly 1,900 Alaskans of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status whose offenses were not violent or of a serious or threatening nature. PTI clients ranged in age from 17 to 66 and included both males and females. Theft, drug burglary/trespass, assault, and minor consuming were the most frequently charged offenses. Of clients, 36.8 percent were felons, and 36.3 percent had prior convictions. During the evaluation period, clients completed 65,302 hours of community service; paid $435,081 in victim restitution; and participated in needed treatment programs, including alcohol, psychological, domestic violence, and career counseling. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Grant No. 87-BJ-CX-K042 en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Acknowledgments / List of Figures / Introduction / Literature Review / Background of The Study / Research Methodology / Research Results / Recidivism in the PTI Sample / Summary and Recommendations / Bibliography / Appendix 1. Pretrial Intervention Referral Procedures / Appendix 2. Pretrial Intervention Program Forms en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Unit, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage en_US
dc.subject Alaska Department of Law en_US
dc.subject corrections en_US
dc.subject courts en_US
dc.subject prosecution en_US
dc.subject diversion programs en_US
dc.subject pretrial diversion en_US
dc.subject rural justice en_US
dc.subject sentencing en_US
dc.title Evaluation of the Alaska Pre-Trial Intervention Program en_US
dc.type Report en_US


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