Accession Number : ADA112716

Title :   Correctional Retraining in the Navy: An Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. FY 1980-FY 1981,


Personal Author(s) : Doherty,Linda M ; Bacon,Steven F

PDF Url : ADA112716

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : 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 CCUs/BEST units themselves, operational user commands, Navy corrections programs, and further research and development. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval training, Enlisted personnel, Attrition, Performance(Human), Productivity, Profiles, Identification

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE