ERIC Number: EJ879901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Tempest in a Therapeutic Community: Implementation and Evaluation Issues for Faith-Based Programming
Scott, Diane L.; Crow, Matthew S.; Thompson, Carla J.
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v49 n1 p39-51 2010
The therapeutic community (TC) is an increasingly utilized intervention model in corrections settings. Rarely do these TCs include faith-based curriculum other than that included in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous programs as does the faith-based TC that serves as the basis for this article. Borrowing from the successful TC model, the program discussed here incorporates additional faith-based modules in a jail or work release program setting. Obstacles associated with program design and implementation, funding, data collection, efficacy, and outcomes are described with recommendations for ongoing and future stakeholders, policy-makers, and service providers.
Descriptors: Program Design, Released Time, Therapeutic Environment, Correctional Rehabilitation, Intervention, Models, Religion, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Outcomes of Treatment, Financial Support, Institutionalized Persons
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