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NCJ Number: 65319 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PROJECT LOOKING AT THE PROBLEMS OF PRISONERS' FAMILIES IN SWANSEA - PHASE 1 - RESEARCHING THE PROBLEMS - ENGLAND
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Montgomery Cty Police Training Acad
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Montgomery Cty Police Training Acad
Rockville, MD 20850
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: THIS FIRST PHASE OF A TWO-PHASE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT INVESTIGATES THE NEEDS AND PROBLEMS OF INMATES' FAMILIES LIVING IN THE SWANSEA AREA OF ENGLAND.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATION WAS TO DETERMINE IN WHAT WAYS THE WEST GLAMORGAN PROBATION AND AFTERCARE SERVICE MIGHT ASSIST INMATE FAMILIES. PREVIOUS RELATED RESEARCH WAS REVIEWED, AND SERVICES WHICH INMATES' FAMILIES WERE RECEIVING WERE EXAMINED. THIRTY INMATES' WIVES (INCLUDING PERMANENT COHABITEES) WERE INTERVIEWED WITH A PREPARED QUESTIONNAIRE. PROBLEMS AND NEEDS EXPRESSED CONCERNED HOUSING, VISITING THE HUSBAND, RELATIONSHIPS WITH NEIGHBORS, IMMEDIATE REACTIONS TO THE CRISIS OF IMPRISONMENT, LONELINESS, DEALING WITH OFFICIAL BUREAUCRACIES, MONEY, CHILDREN, HEALTH, INABILITY TO COPE, AND EMOTIONAL CONFLICTS. MANY WIVES WERE ANXIOUS ABOUT READJUSTMENT UPON THEIR HUSBANDS' RELEASES. CHILDREN FREQUENTLY EXPERIENCED SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS. THE MAJORITY OF WIVES CONSIDERED THE ASSISTANCE THEY HAD RECEIVED FROM SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES TO BE INADEQUATE. FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES AND LACK OF INFORMATION ABOUT WAYS TO HANDLE PROBLEMS WERE MAJOR DIFFICULTIES. STUDY RESULTS SUGGEST THAT MANY OF THE PROBLEMS OF INMATES' FAMILIES COULD BE HANDLED THROUGH PROGRAMS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION, INFORMATION DISSEMINATION, AND PRACTICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE WIVES AND CHILDREN. SOME PROGRAM POSSIBILITIES IN THESE AREAS ARE DESCRIBED AND ASSESSED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN MATERIALS AND THE INSTRUMENT USED IN THE STUDY. REFERENCES AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE ALSO PROVIDED. PHASE 2 (NCJ 25320) DESCRIBES A PILOT PROJECT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR ASSISTING INMATES' FAMILIES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED---RCB)
Index Term(s): England; Families of inmates; Needs assessment; Questionnaires; Surveys
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