This centennial collection of essays and original research studies captures the varied spectrum of philosophies and concerns of the Board and staff of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) over the past century . The criminological experts represented in this volume are renowned for their study and research into the far reaches of this field of study. As a chronicle of the NCCD’s development, editors Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Christopher Baird include some of the most groundbreaking material to come out of the workings of this unique American institution.
Chapter 23: Navigating the Hidden Obstacles to Ex-Offender Reentry
Navigating the Hidden Obstacles to Ex-Offender Reentry
The distance between a prison and an ex-offender's home community generally can be traversed by bus. But this conventional form of transportation masks the real distance the ex-offender must travel from incarceration to a successful reintegration into her community. Indeed, in many ways, the space that she must cross is more akin to what one imagines takes place in time travel. The ex-offender, of course, remains the one constant throughout the trip across time. She possesses the personal strengths and weaknesses that she has always had. But because time has effectively stood still for her, she has no real frame of reference for the changes she will encounter. Armed with little ...