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Formal Studies

Several studies have been done on the CLTL program. Combining Bibliotherapy and Positive Role Modeling as an Alternative to Incarceration, an article written by G. Roger Jarjoura and Susan T. Krumholz, includes recidivism statistics and a discussion of interviews the authors held with students.

Founding Probation Officer Wayne St. Pierre devised a 5-year study for the New Bedford CLTL program that assessed the numbers and types of offenses committed by CLTL graduates. The study shows an impressive reduction in both misdemeanors and felonies.

In Brazoria County, Texas, An Evaluation of the Changing Lives Through Literature Program was commissioned by Dr. Lawrence Jablecki, long-time CLTL facilitator and Director of the Brazoria County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

A study of four series of sessions at the Worcester Women's Program was performed by Probation Officer Heather Rocheford.

ACPO Robert Hassett has tracked Lynn-Lowell Women's Program statistics for all series held from the inception of the program in 1992 through March 2002.

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