An Examination of Program Integrity for Juvenile Correctional Programs

Edward J. Latessa, University of Cincinnati

ABSTRACT
The Correctional Program Assessment Inventory (CPAI) provides a standardized, objective way for assessing the quality of correctional programs against empirically based principles of effective intervention. These serve as the program template. The CPAI provides a method for determining if a good match exists between program concept, host organization, and the clientele targeted. The result is identification of programmatic areas requiring modification. This paper highlights important results of more than 100 CPAIs.

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