Evaluation of vocational training in custody: relationships between training, post-release employment and recidivism

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Author: Lindeman, Kym; Howard, Mark; De Almeida Neto, Abilio

Abstract:

Background: Offenders often have a relative lack of marketable skills and limited history of work experience. Correctional services across jurisdictions have attempted to remedy this by providing vocational training and work experience in custody through correctional industries. The goal is to provide offenders with a means to develop work ethic while learning valuable vocational skills and gaining practical work experience. These activities aim to assist offenders in obtaining employment after release from prison, with the view that doing so will improve an offender's re-entry into the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Disadvantaged; Employment; Participation; Students; Evaluation

Keywords: Prisoners; Correctional education and rehabilitation; Skill development; Work experience; Nontraditional students; Barrier; Outcomes of education and training; Employment outcomes

Geographic subjects: New South Wales; Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: Corrective Services NSW, 2017

Physical description: ii, 25 p.

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https://www.correctiveservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Related%20Links/publications-and-policies/cres/research-publications/057-evaluation-vocational-training-post-release-emloyment-and-recidivism.pdf

Series: Corrective Services NSW research publication; no. 57, August 2017

ISSN: 0813-5800

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 140.99

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