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The recidivism rates in the US are the highest, as the current research suggests the majority of offenders (two-thirds) released from prison in any given year will be reincarcerated within three years (Eggers et al., 2006). The high rates of recidivism suggest that the criminal justice system has not been able to successfully identify the needs of incarcerated individuals necessary to support the success of their community integration process.
Since there are no published guidelines available to OT practitioners to guide their provision of community reintegration services to formerly incarcerated persons, the product of this capstone was a guidebook.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
occupational therapy, prisons, community health
Medical Subject Headings
Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapists, Prisons, Incarceration, Mental Health
Community Health | Occupational Therapy
Woodberry, S., Blackwell, A. L., & Gerardi, S. (2023, August 9). Community Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Persons: An Occupational Therapy Guidebook. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstonessummer2023/4