Date of Completion
Urban and Community Studies
Sociology | Urban Studies and Planning
Young adults reentering into society after incarceration encounter a variety of obstacles that make their transition particularly difficult. Recidivism is a threat that becomes increasingly present in an environment that has negative societal pressures. In consideration of this, the presence of a healthy community support system is crucial for this population. In depth interviews were conducted with seven young adult participants of the Reentry Program at Our Piece of the Pie, Incorporated (OPP) to determine the quality of their current community support systems. Based on the information collected from interviews, it is evident that the full needs of the population are not being satisfied, leaving the population in possibly vulnerable position. The purpose of this thesis is to identify the trends of community support systems, and indicate where the systems are lacking and how the OPP Reentry Program can help.
Staffin, Samantha, "Community Support Systems for Reentering Young Adults" (2018). Honors Scholar Theses. 627.