What about Nonprogrammatic Factors? Women's Perceptions of Staff and Resident Relationships in a Community Corrections Setting




Andrea Cantora, Jeff Mellow & Melinda D. Schlager

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume 53, Issue 1, 2014

21 Jan 2014







This study examines how women perceive nonprogrammatic factors while residing at a community corrections facility. Qualitative interview data was used to understand how women perceive and experience the social environment of the facility, and how these experiences may contribute to their adjustment and motivation. Findings include various themes that emerged during data analysis, including perceptions of staff characteristics and interactions, the environmental context, and relationships with residents. Implications for evidence-based practices and gender-responsive treatment are discussed.