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Tempest in a Therapeutic Community: Implementation and Evaluation Issues for Faith-Based Programming

NCJ Number
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume: 49 Issue: 1 Dated: January 2010 Pages: 39-51
Diane L. Scott; Matthew S. Crow; Carla J. Thompson
Date Published
January 2010
13 pages
Borrowing from the successful TC model, the program discussed here incorporates additional faith-based modules in a jail or work release program setting.
The therapeutic community (TC) is an increasingly utilized intervention model in corrections settings. Rarely do these TCs include faith-based curriculum other than that included in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous programs as does the faith-based TC that serves as the basis for this article. Obstacles associated with program design and implementation, funding, data collection, efficacy, and outcomes are described with recommendations for ongoing and future stakeholders, policymakers, and service providers. 29 references (Published Abstract)