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Mental health and recidivism

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dc.contributor.advisor Garcia, John Echeverria, Jessica
dc.contributor.other Brodie, Kilolo 2019-05-17T21:54:35Z 2019-05-17T21:54:35Z 2019 May en_US 2019-05-17
dc.identifier.other Master of Social Work en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores the perceptions and experiences of individuals with a history of incarceration and mental illness who are engaged in outpatient mental health services. This study specifically explores perceptions on what each participant feels was most helpful in maintaining stabilization in the community, what may have contributed to their barriers or re incarceration, and how they feel about the services they have received and continue to receive. Eight male participants were surveyed using in person semi-structured interviews for this qualitative exploratory study. The findings indicated that the participants agree the most helpful to maintaining placement in the community would be having a support system, engaging in services, and self-motivation. Barriers identified include alcohol and substance abuse, bureaucracy of services, and lack of employment opportunity leading to low finances and homelessness. Most of the participants had overall positive responses to the services that they have been involved with. Additionally, findings are meant to aid in the alteration of services to help reduce recidivism in the mental health community. en_US
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dc.title Mental health and recidivism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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