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NCJ Number: 99511 Find in a Library
Title: Project MET - A Community Based Educational Program for Women Offenders (From Changing Roles of Women in the Criminal Justice System Offenders, Victims, and Professionals, P 111-128, 1985, Imogene L Moyer, ed. See NCJ-99505)
Author(s): E P Fortune
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Waveland Press, Inc.
Long Grove, IL 60047
Sale Source: Waveland Press, Inc.
4180 IL Route 83
Suite 101
Long Grove, IL 60047
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Model Employment Training Program for Women Offenders in Predominantly Male-Oriented Occupations: Project MET (MET) provided women offenders 16 weeks to learn basic skills and vocational training in four areas.
Abstract: The women were given training in photography, landscape care, autombile repair, and small engine repair. The project included group and individual counseling, and pretesting and posttesting was conducted with personal and vocational assessment instruments. Fifteen women on probation or parole began the program; 12 completed the pretesting. Although only five completed the program, testing included all who took part. The probationers differed from the general female population in two areas: group dependency and willingness to experiment. Women who remained in the program had higher levels of self acceptance, femininity, and social adequacy than those who dropped out. They did not score high on any of the nontraditional female vocational scales (a result parallel to their relative lack of interest in the nontraditional vocational training). MET participants felt that a 1-day trip to a women's correctional facility was valuable. It is concluded that an additional educational component be added to future MET-type programs to make women offenders aware of the benefits of working in male-dominated occupations. One note and 19 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Female offenders; Female sex roles; Program evaluation; Vocational training
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