Figure 7Participation by TASC service type*0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%CaseManagement Winners CircleOtherRecoverySupportServicesSubstanceAbuseTreatmentSelf-HelpPercent of sample
Overall, participants found TASC services to be beneficial. All study participants were asked if there were any actions TASC could have taken to make their reentry experiences post-Sheridan more successful. Slightly more than half of the respondents (51 percent) said “no” or that they “did not know.” One said, “They did their job. The rest was up to me.”
Some of the men thought TASC was too intrusive and could have helped them by leaving them alone, however, a number of the men actually thought services through TASC should have lasted longer and that TASC should have monitored them more.
The Safer Foundation
The Safer Foundation provides job preparedness training to inmates while at Sheridan and employment placement assistance upon release. In prison, the Safer Foundation offers career guidance and teaches job-seeking skills. After release, clients in Safer can continue to receive job preparedness training. If necessary, the Safer Foundation offers transportation to work or school, clothing, stipends for education, and assistance with obtaining legal identification (The Safer Foundation, n.d.).
Safer Foundation services
Eighty-two percent of study participants reported using Safer Foundation services. Reasons for not participating included lack of interest and geographical challenges. There was an issue for some with Safer Foundation services not being available in their area.
*Of those in the sample who received TASC services, n=39
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