The role of education and viable job skills in raising the success rate of community reentry for female prisoners

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Southern New Hampshire University
Incarcerated women in New Hampshire face a plethora of issues and challenges prior to, during and after incarceration. The New Hampshire Project for Raising the Success Rate of Community Reentry for Female Prisoners, here to referred to as NHP, proposes to increase a female offender’s chance at successfully reentering into her community after prison. New Hampshire’s female offenders continue to recidivate due to a lack of education, poor employability, substance abuse and untreated mental illness. This project aims to increase access to education, increase positive life skills and expand the employability of female offenders. Eventually I and other project designers decided to focus on a preliminary advocacy phase of the project which aimed to identify service agencies, funding sources and community education opportunities which create a foundation for the active rehabilitation of the project. Once this phase is successfully complete, the rehabilitation component will commence. The ultimate goal is to help these women build healthy, self-sufficient life. (Author Abstract)