Norfolk Study

Abstract

Second Chance?: An Assessment of Correctional Programming in the Era of Reentry The goal of the present project was to develop a comprehensive assessment of reentry services offered at one house of correction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To do so, our research team was granted access to the facility and employed a number of evaluation methodologies including program observations, focus groups with key stakeholders (e.g. administrators, vendors, program facilitators and volunteer mentors), and staff and inmate surveys. Here we discuss how current practices and procedures at this correctional facility shape the effectiveness in improving offenders