Addiction is a medical disorder that impacts not only the one addicted, but loved ones and the community as a whole. This problem continues to surmount today's society and the legal system has taken a more active role in efforts to curtail drug and alcohol abuse and dependency. However, the need for treatment has often been overlooked, especially in the cases of women with children. Current practice leans towards a punitive approach that can create separation from children for female offenders of nonviolent addiction related crimes. This thesis project proposes an alternative to incarceration. The program would create a residential treatment that could be implemented instead of incarceration. This program is called the Women's Alternative to Incarceration Treatment (WAIT). This grant reviews the social implications of creating such a program as well as the positive impact this could have on the women and their children. Actual submission and/or funding of this grant were not required for successful completion of this project.
|Advisor:||Jennings, Lisa K.|
|Commitee:||Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Womens studies|
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