ERIC Number: ED433445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-3
Developing Career Programs in Corrections: Where To Begin?
Vernick, Stacie H.
A need for more concerted attention to career development in corrections was shown by interviews with eight psychologists, educators, and administrators who have worked in career development in corrections; site visits at two state prisons, one federal prison, and the Department of Corrections; and a review of literature. A limited amount of research demonstrates that comprehensive programming focusing on career development issues can reduce recidivism rates. Although much of the research is old, the literature demonstrates the need for such programming in prison settings and provides practical programming considerations for persons interested in this area. A variety of counseling theories and interventions for working with the prison population are considered, and current programs targeting career issues are described. (The paper contains 27 references.) (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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