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ERIC Number: EJ912793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Effects of Correctional-Based Programs for Female Inmates: A Systematic Review
Tripodi, Stephen J.; Bledsoe, Sarah E.; Kim, Johnny S.; Bender, Kimberly
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n1 p15-31 Jan 2011
Objective: To examine the effectiveness of interventions for incarcerated women. Method: The researchers use a two-model system: the risk-reduction model for studies analyzing interventions to reduce recidivism rates, and the enhancement model for studies that target psychological and physical well-being. Results: Incarcerated women who participate in substance abuse interventions appear less likely to reoffend than those who do not participate. Enhancement model studies report mixed results. Overall, psychological-oriented interventions and substance abuse programs improve mental health symptoms and substance use among participants as compared to control or comparison groups. Results for HIV prevention programs are ambiguous, and parenting skill programs show no significant effect. Conclusion: Results highlight interventions that appear useful with female inmates. More rigorous research is needed to address many of these evidence-based interventions. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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