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Deschutes County, Oregon Department of Community Corrections are examples of an ongoing
effort by the agency director to expand on the “corrections as a resource” theme by utilizing adult
and juvenile probationers and parolees to accomplish a variety of human service and public
works tasks. In these projects, which the director has described as examples of “community
service on its highest plane,” young offenders have worked with volunteer builders and
carpenters to construct a homeless shelter (after raising money for materials) and a domestic
abuse crisis center. Offenders completed community service hours in a way that provided an
important long-term benefit to their community, taught them lessons about the needs of other
citizens (including those victimized by violent abuse), provided an opportunity for skill
development and positive interaction with conventional adults, and ensured that offenders' time
on community supervision was occupied for s...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CRJU 4230 taught by Professor Derekallen during the Spring '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Spring '10