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Impact of Family-Inclusive Case Management on Reentry Outcomes: Interim Report on the Safer Return Demonstration Evaluation
Lessons learned from this interim report of the Safer Return Demonstration, a comprehensive, community-based prisoner reentry model, can be applied to efforts in creating and implementing your own family-inclusive reentry program. The process and outcome evaluation 'will examine the extent to which the demonstration is meeting its intended goals. The majority of the report is focused on describing the logic of the family-inclusive case management model' (p. 1). This publication is divided into five sections: introduction; brief introduction to the Safer Return Demonstration; evaluation of the Safer Return Demonstration; preliminary findings'logic of the family-inclusive case management model, family members' characteristics and experiences, and reflections from family members and formerly incarcerated persons; and conclusions. 'As demonstrated through the survey findings and the focus group discussions, the family members in the treatment and comparison group displayed similar response patterns, with a few notable differences. In general, family members considered their relationships with their formerly incarcerated family members to be strong and positive. Families appear highly supportive of their formerly incarcerated family members, wanting to provide assistance in any way possible' (p. 27).