Is Rehabilitative Programs Really Helpful? Reducing Recidivism For Both Men And Women?

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When one is released from prison how many resources are being provided to them in order to help them to succeed and do better? Are rehabilitative programs really helpful in reducing recidivism for both men and women? These are serious questions and somewhat considered problems in the criminal justice system. There are many programs in the world that offer help to offenders and prisoners so that when they are released they will know what to do in order to change their lives around and do better. To prepare inmates for their release back into society and to reduce recidivism, inmates are given open doors while detained to learn health care ideas and work abilities. In many correctional facilities they offer many different classes such as…show more content…
It helps one to get on her feet and gain her family and children back, while reducing recidivism at the same time. In one article that I read called “The oxford Handbook of sentencing and corrections” it studied the effectiveness of correction-based work and academic and vocational education programs. A large number of offenders participate in these type of programs while incarcerated or even when released from prison. It is believed that “education programs include many of the components of effective correctional treatment.” (joanpetersilia and kevin R. Reitz,2012.The oxford handbook of sentencing and corrections Retrieved from www.reentryeducationnetwork.org../the effectivness petesilia.pdf Research conducted from the article “Analyzing the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs that were to be successful: academiceducation, vocational education, MRT (moral recognition therapy) behavioral treatment for sex offenders, drug courts and more. Cognitive behavioral treatment is another treatment used which I wanted to research and find out more about it. In the book Cognitive behavioral Treatment” there is a chapter: the increasing need for effective treatment services. The author believed that “in 2000, 502,000 offenders were released form correctional facilities in the U.S. and the release estimate for 2004 is more than 600,000”.(Bureau of justice statistics,n.d, pertersilia,2004) Due to an
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