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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 212776     Find in a Library
Title: Drug Treatment and Reentry For Incarcerated Women
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Doris Wells ; Laurie Bright
  Journal: Corrections Today Magazine  Volume:67  Issue:7  Dated:December 2005  Pages:98,99, to 111
Date Published: 12/2005
Page Count: 3
  Annotation: This article describes the drug treatment and reentry needs of incarcerated women.
Abstract: Research has shown that incarcerated women have different physical, emotional, and social needs than men, and thus require different types of treatments and programs to succeed following release from prison. The authors describe two drug treatment programs designed for female inmates that have recently been evaluated by the National Institute of Justice: the KEY/CREST and Forever Free programs. Overall, the evaluation studies indicated that participants of these two programs remained drug-free and had lower recidivism rates than comparison samples who did not participate in these programs. Aspects of the programs are described with an emphasis on the aftercare and community services that helped female offenders remain crime- and drug-free following release. Indeed, the studies indicated that family-friendly aftercare programming was one of the key components of successful programming for female inmates. The authors recommend continued efforts toward the development of gender-responsive criminal justice policies and procedures. Endnotes
Main Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Female inmates
Index Term(s): Post-release programs ; Inmate drug treatment ; Gender issues
Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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