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ERIC Number: EJ798065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Supervision Strategies and Approaches for Female Parolees: Examining the Link between Unmet Needs and Parolee Outcome
Schram, Pamela J.; Koons-Witt, Barbara A.; Williams, Frank P., III; McShane, Marilyn D.
Crime & Delinquency, v52 n3 p450-471 2006
A number of parolees are returning to the community with programming needs that may not have been addressed during their incarceration; these unmet needs may subsequently affect their successful reintegration into the community. Although there is an increasing female parole population, there has been a paucity of research concerning female parolees. The current study examines the types of needs identified at intake from a sample of 546 female parolees. The results revealed the following. First, if a parolee was employed, had stable living arrangements, and was assessed as needing and receiving some type of drug and/or alcohol program intervention, she was less likely to fail on parole. Second, many of these women were underassessed for having needs for drug and alcohol treatment as well as employment, housing, and other assistance. This underassessment may be because of an increasing emphasis on parole supervision (i.e., custody) rather than treatment in parole agencies. (Appended are: (1) Program Interventions; and (2) Multinomial Logit Model. Contains 6 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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