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NCJ Number: 185411 Find in a Library
Title: Prison Partnership: It's About People
Journal: Corrections Today  Volume:62  Issue:6  Dated:October 2000  Pages:114-123
Author(s): Christine Ta
Date Published: October 2000
Page Count: 3
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Prison Partnership established by Habitat for Humanity (HFH) helps correctional systems and offenders to develop communities by building homes and rebuilding lives through the efforts of offender-volunteers who work with homeowners and free-world volunteers while developing marketable job skills and learning new ways of behaving and living.
Abstract: The HFH International’s Prison Partnership began in July 1999 and arose from the need for the nationwide coordination of prison partnerships. It also serves as the resource center for HFH affiliates, correctional systems, prison ministries, and others. Illinois, Michigan, Texas, and Wisconsin have particularly dynamic prison partnerships. Offender-volunteers at 75 prison partnerships nationally built or contributed to the building of 250 homes during 1999. The offender-volunteers’ participation is voluntary. Offenders receive no credit or other forms of sentence reduction in exchange for volunteering with HFH. The correctional community is crucial to the program. Photograph
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Interagency cooperation; Prerelease programs; Rehabilitation; Volunteer programs
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