POST-RELEASE SUPPORT OF WOMEN PRISONERS-PROCESSES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL TRANSITION

Grant number: LP0560398

Abstract

The failure of women prisoners to make a successful transition back to the community is one of the most significant problems of modern penology. Woman to Woman is an innovative mentoring and post-release support program developed by the Victorian Association for the Care and Resettlement of Prisoners. The goal of the research is to study how post-release support is delivered within a mentoring relationship. The research uses interviews and surveys to examine the way that women releasees deal with the material, social and personal problems they face in the difficult weeks and months after release. The mentoring relationship is considered from the perspective of both the women releasees and th..

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