A Structured Incentive System for Re-Entry Clients
Within those therapeutic communities that are divided into the traditional three phases — Orientation, Main treatment phase, Re-Entry; the last phase concentrates on assisting clients to establish themselves in the community as productive citizens. Vocational rehabilitation is an important part of the re-entry process, since most clients do not have the prerequisites for success in the labor market. At Samaritan, which serves the New York City vicinity, entrants generally are high-school drop-outs without job skills who have either a sporadic work history in unskilled jobs or no work history at all. Educational remediation and high school equivalency preparation begin early in treatment, while vocational evaluation, counseling, and placement occur primarily during the 3–12 month period in ReEntry.
KeywordsVocational Rehabilitation Therapeutic Community Local Unemployment Rate Productive Citizen Vocational Evaluation
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