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NCJ Number: 230016 Find in a Library
Title: Tempest in a Therapeutic Community: Implementation and Evaluation Issues for Faith-Based Programming
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:49  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:39-51
Author(s): Diane L. Scott; Matthew S. Crow; Carla J. Thompson
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 13
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Borrowing from the successful TC model, the program discussed here incorporates additional faith-based modules in a jail or work release program setting.
Abstract: The therapeutic community (TC) is an increasingly utilized intervention model in corrections settings. Rarely do these TCs include faith-based curriculum other than that included in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous programs as does the faith-based TC that serves as the basis for this article. Obstacles associated with program design and implementation, funding, data collection, efficacy, and outcomes are described with recommendations for ongoing and future stakeholders, policymakers, and service providers. 29 references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): Data collections; Faith-Based Inmate Assistance Programs; Program design; Program evaluation; Program financing; Program implementation; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Work release
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