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Life Skills Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 17

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Life Skills Practice Outcomes at a Glance
Total Number of Practices: 4

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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. 



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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Creating and Sustaining a Positive and Communal School Climate: Contemporary Research, Present Obstacles, and Future Directions, NIJ, February 2018

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