Correctional Retraining in the Navy: An Evaluation.
Final rept. FY 1980-FY 1981,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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This project was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of two pilot Correctional Custody Units CCUs at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and Coronado, California, and the Behavioral Skill Training Unit BEST at Norfolk, Virginia. These programs were intended to retrain errant, but potentially productive, first-term enlistees. The programs were evaluated on follow-up measures of attrition, performance and disciplinary actions, as well as on interview data collected. Results indicated that individuals improved in their performance following retraining but that the improvement decreased at 6 months. The frequency of disciplinary actions prior to and following retraining showed a significant decrease, indicating these retraining units are effective in countering disciplinary problems. Attrition data for 1-year follow-up of these units showed that all units had a lower attrition than did a comparable control group, with CCU Coronado and BEST having substantially lower rates. Policy recommendations were developed for the CCUsBEST units themselves, operational user commands, Navy corrections programs, and further research and development. Author
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