Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Robert DeWerff

Reader (Advisor 2)

Dr. Helen Dachelet


Criminal offenders will return to the communities they were sentenced from after serving two thirds of their pronounced sentence. If they are sentenced to probation, they may never leave the community. Communities need to be assured offenders have the means to overcome their criminal practices and to restore the faith and confidence of their communities. Chemical-dependency treatment has a direct effect on the offender and his/her propensity to reoffend, Successful chemical-dependency treatment programs and active parole/probation supervision are key to the offender reintegrating successfully into his/her community.


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