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dc.contributor.supervisor Bracken, D. (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Barkwell, Nancy F.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-26T20:01:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-26T20:01:20Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23668
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents a follow-up study of young offenders released from secure custody at the Manitoba Youth Centre. It attempted to investigate three questions: What are young offenders' experiences within the community following their release from secure custody?, How do young offenders view their program experiences at the Manitoba Youth Centre? and What are the youn offenders' perceptions regarding the benefits of their program experences toward community adjustement? Twenty-eight youths who had been in secure custody for at least three months and discharged to an address in Winnipeg were interviewed. The study based on a qualitative research model describes the experiences, thoughts and perceptions of these young offenders. The results found that the young offenders' experiences within the community were less than ideal. Most of them lived in several different places, were in school or work for short periods of time and were reinvolved with the law. They viewed their program experiences at the Centre as favourable. Yet, the young offenders felt they did not benefit in the community from these program experiences. The conclusion is that the Manitoba Youth Centre needs to consider factors that have been demonstrated to help young offenders adjust in the community. The recommendations start with the development of theories and the incorporation of intervention strategies. Relapse Prevention is proposed as it takes into consideration many of the youths' comments and suggestions. en_US
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dc.subject Manitoba Youth Centre en_US
dc.subject Young offenders en_US
dc.title A follow-up study of young offenders released from a youth correctional institution en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Fuchs, D.M. (Social Work) Linden, R. (Sociology) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note 1993 en_US


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