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  • Individual Author: D’Amico, Ronald; Kim, Hui
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2018

    This report describes the impacts of re-entry programs developed by seven grantees that were awarded funds under the Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration Program to reduce recidivism by addressing the challenges faced by adults returning to their communities after incarceration. In estimating impacts, the evaluation used a randomized controlled trial, whereby 966 individuals eligible for SCA were randomly assigned to either a program group whose members could participate in individualized SCA services. Each study participant was measured on a range of outcomes at 18 months after random assignment and again approximately one year later. An earlier report described impacts measured at 18 months. This report extends those results by describing the longer-term impacts and analyzing program costs. (Edited author abstract)

    This report describes the impacts of re-entry programs developed by seven grantees that were awarded funds under the Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration Program to reduce recidivism by addressing the challenges faced by adults returning to their communities after incarceration. In estimating impacts, the evaluation used a randomized controlled trial, whereby 966 individuals eligible for SCA were randomly assigned to either a program group whose members could participate in individualized SCA services. Each study participant was measured on a range of outcomes at 18 months after random assignment and again approximately one year later. An earlier report described impacts measured at 18 months. This report extends those results by describing the longer-term impacts and analyzing program costs. (Edited author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Dion, M. Robin; Silman, Timothy; Strong, Debra A.; Santos, Betsy
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2009

    This research brief presents the findings from a special emphasis in the process evaluation of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI) on marriage education services within the state’s correctional system. The OMI is the nation’s longest running and most comprehensive set of state-wide programs to strengthen marriage and families and efforts to work with the Department of Corrections were begun early in the initiative. This brief describes the type of programming offered in the correctional institutions, discusses differences in the approach with men and women prisoners and discusses the implications of the implementation efforts for other states that might be interested in offering marriage and relationship skill building as a way to prepare prisoners for reintegration with their families upon release. (author abstract)

    This research brief presents the findings from a special emphasis in the process evaluation of the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI) on marriage education services within the state’s correctional system. The OMI is the nation’s longest running and most comprehensive set of state-wide programs to strengthen marriage and families and efforts to work with the Department of Corrections were begun early in the initiative. This brief describes the type of programming offered in the correctional institutions, discusses differences in the approach with men and women prisoners and discusses the implications of the implementation efforts for other states that might be interested in offering marriage and relationship skill building as a way to prepare prisoners for reintegration with their families upon release. (author abstract)

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