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Life Skills Programs at a Glance
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Inmate Programs & Treatment

Life Skills

Life skills programs are designed to improve inmates’ post-release outcomes through the provision of life skills coursework and training.  Such programs  generally cover a variety of topics, including communication, anger management, goal setting, career exploration, job skills, time management, parenting and family skills, substance abuse and recovery, and budgeting and finance. 


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OJP Publications

BJA Strategies to Support Tribal Reentry, BJA-Sponsored, April 2014

Building an Offender Reentry Program: A Guide for Law Enforcement, BJA, 2007
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But They All Come Back: Rethinking Prisoner Reentry, Research in Brief, NIJ, May 2000
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Delaware Department of Correction Life Skills Program, NIJ, 1998
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Future-Proofing Justice – Building a Research Agenda to Address the Effects of Technological Change on the Protection of Constitutional Rights, NIJ-Sponsored, 2017

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