PUBLIC LAW 89-178-SEPT. 10, 1965
Public Law 89-178 September 10, 1965 [H. R. 2263]
Correctional Rehabilitation Study Act of 1965. 68 Stat. 662. 29 USC 42.
AN ACT To provide for an objective, thorough, and nationwide analysis and reevaluation of the extent and means of resolving the critical shortage of qualified manpower in the field of correctional rehabilitation.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Ame7ica in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Correctional Eehabilitation Study Act of 1965". SEC. 2. Section 12 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. ch. 4) is amended to read as follows: UGRANTS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS I N CORRECTIONAL
National Advisory Council on Correctional Manpower and Training.
"SEC. 12. (a)(1) The Secretary is authorized, with the advice of the National Advisory Council on Correctional Manpower and Training, established by subsection (b) of this section, to make grants to pay part of the cost of carrying out a program of research and study of the personnel practices and current and projected personnel needs in the field of correctional rehabilitation and of the availability and adequacy of the educational and training resources for persons in, or preparing to enter such field, including out not limited to the availability of educational opportunities for persons in, or preparing to enter, such field, the adequacy of the existing curriculum and teaching methods and practices involved in the preparation of persons to work in such field, the effectiveness of present methods of recruiting personnel for such field and the extent to which personnel in the field are utilized in the manner which makes the best use of their qualifications. Such a program of research and study is to be on a scale commensurate with the problem. "(2) Such grants may be made to one or more organizations, but <mly on condition that the organization will undertake and conduct, or if more than one organization is to receive such grants, only on condition that such organizations have agreed among themselves to undertake and conduct, a coordinated program of research into and study of all aspects of the resources, needs, and practices referred to in paragraph (1). "(3) As used in paragraph (2), the term 'organization* means a nongovernmental agency, organization, or commission, composed of representatives of leading professional associations, organizations, or agencies active in the field of corrections. "(b)(1) There is hereby established in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare a National Advisory Council on Correctional Manpower and Training, consisting of the Secretary, or his designee, who shall be Chairman, and twelve members, not otherwise in the regular full-time employ of the United States, appointed without i*e^ard to the civil service laws by the Secretan^ after consultation with the Attorney General of the United States. The twelve appointed members shall be selected from among leaders in fields concerned with correctional rehabilitation or in public affairs, four of whom shall be selected from among State or local correctional services. In selecting persons for appointment to the Council, consideration shall be given to such factors, among others, as (1) familiarity with correctional manpower problems, and (2) particular concern with the training of persons in or preparing to enter the field of correctional rehabilitation. "(2) The Council shall consider all applications for grants under this section and shall make recommendations to the Secretary with respect to approval of applications for and the amounts of grants under this section.