Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Reentry, Rehabilitation, Therapeutic community
With a significant amount of the United States' population incarcerated, scholars and communities are becoming increasingly concerned with ex-offenders return to mainstream society. The risk factors that influenced these individuals' crimes also impact their reentry following incarceration. Community-based therapeutic communities attempt to address these risk factors and facilitate the transition from incarceration to community. The main risk factors of residence, family, financial concerns, and substance abuse must be properly addressed in order for ex-offenders to be successfully reintegrated. This thesis is a case study of the First Step Recovery Homes program of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. It is an examination of the ways in which this program attempts to address the above risk factors in order to facilitate the successful reentry of ex-offenders.
Moos, L. (2011). Influences on the Reentry and Rehabilitation of Ex-Offenders: A Case Study of First Step Recovery Homes (Master's thesis, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/945