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NCJ Number: 236344 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment, Anticipated Maternal Roles, and Reentry Success of Drug-Involved Women Prisoners
Journal: Crime & Delinquency  Volume:55  Issue:3  Dated:July 2009  Pages:388-411
Author(s): Cynthia A. Robbins; Steven S. Martin; Hilary L. Surratt
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: DA06124;DA16230
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reports analyses of recidivism and relapse experiences of substance-abusing women inmates as they reenter the community.
Abstract: Outcomes are compared for women who completed a work-release therapeutic community program, women who entered but did not complete the program, and those who did not receive work-release therapeutic community treatment. Additionally, this article compares women who anticipated living with their children following release to those who did not have children with whom they expected to live. Women who completed the treatment program were more likely to remain arrest-free during the first 18 months following prison, and they used drugs less frequently. Women who expected to live with their minor children were significantly more likely to enter the treatment program, but maternal role expectations had no direct effect on reentry outcomes once treatment experience and background factors were controlled. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Reentry
Index Term(s): Community involvement; Drug abuse; Family reunification; Female offenders; Recidivism; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Work release
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