Vocational rehabilitation services for an offender population

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Author: Debra A. Harley
Date: April-June 1996
From: The Journal of Rehabilitation(Vol. 62, Issue 2)
Publisher: National Rehabilitation Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,857 words

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A large portion of incarcerated offenders with disabilities do not receive appropriate vocational rehabilitation services. The psychological effect of being an ex-convict aside from being disabled suggest the need for rehabilitation counseling to assist the inmates' transition into post release environments. Studies have shown that prisons that do not provide vocational rehabilitation services have high recidivism rates among criminals. Experts say that inmates deprived of resources to acquire education and skills to become productive members of society lose hope and motivation, and tend to display chronic criminal behavior.

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