Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, the site of multiple sex abuse claims that have been settled. A recent tour showed the prison's blind spots, and the challenges they face policing the problem. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian Abuse of women inmates at Oregon's Coffee Creek prison goes on for years
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Future recommendations to be presented to the Department of Mental Health and Department of Corrections for funding pilot study.
How will a peer-to-peer relationship help reduce recidicism rates?
How will a peer-to-peer coaching component in thecurrent prison reentry program help reduce therecidivism rates for women offenders?
Poor decisions in LIFE CAN BE OVERCOMERe-Entry: Ex-Felons Face many consequences, after release ,but they Can be Rehabilitated
A woman offender released from jail is in the survival phase.Coaching research to be conducted in order to››better to understand› ›refine the coaching process››enhance coaching outcomes for the Department of Corrections. Peer-to Peer Coaching.
Ontological Coaching:Ontological Coaching provides a unique approach to learning andcoaching.Ontology is the study of being, and be regarded as an inquiry into thenature of human existence.A way of being as an avenue to enhance well-being and quality ofexistence.
Peer support occurs when people provide, experience, emotional,social or practical help to each other. It commonly refers to aninitiative consisting of trained supporters, and can take a number offorms such as peer mentoring, listening, or counseling. Peer supportis also used to refer to initiatives where colleagues, members of self-help organizations and others meet as equals to give each othersupport on a reciprocal basis. Peer in this case is taken to imply thateach person has no more expertise as a supporter than the otherand the relationship is one of equality.
Examples of life in prison: After interviews, a three-hour tour of CoffeeCreek Oregon Womens Prison and a review of trial transcripts,depositions, police reports and budget documents by The Oregonianreveal rampant problems and missed opportunities to fix them. Thenewspaper found:Sex acts occurred all over the 108-acre prison campus -- in cleaningclosets, utility tunnels, toolsheds, woodlands and under a firetruck.Security weaknesses identified three years ago remain because prisonmanagers couldnt get money to fix them.
Women and ReentryAt the end of 2009, federal and state correctional facilities held113,462 women, and increase of 22% since 2000.26At least 712,000 women were on probation and 103,000 women wereon parole at yearend 2010.27According to an analysis of recidivism data from 15 states, 58% ofwomen released from state prison in 1994 were rearrested, 38%were reconvicted, and 30% returned to prison within three years ofrelease.28
A woman offender released from jail may be living on her gate money,eating at a soup kitchen, and sleeping in a shelter or on a friend’scouch; she may be desperately trying to stay sober, and go to anemergency room if she has a health problem. She is likely to beconcerned about her children but to be so much in crisis herself thatshe is unable to do anything on their behalf.
Chapter Two Literature ReviewFrom the available literature, it seems that most criticismsdirected towards the high recidivism rates come fromeither disappointed female offenders or taxpayers.
Heidegger (1962: 26) "If we are to understand the problem of Being,our first philosophical step consists in not μûϑóν τινα διηγεîσ ϑαι, v innot telling a story—that is to say, in not defining entities as entitiesby tracing them back in their origin to some other entities, as ifBeing had the character of some possible entity. “
This project will utilize qualitative data collection tool.Qualitative epistemological recognizes theimportance of locating the research within a particularsocial context. .
My research methodology requires gathering relevant data from thespecified interviews and compiling results in order to analyze thematerial and arrive at a more complete understanding and historicalreconstruction of the lives of selected female offenders
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