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Federally Sentenced Women On Conditional Release: A Survey Of Community Supervisors

FSW N°-29

Authors:
Lana E. Hoffman
Moira A. Law

Federally Sentenced Women Program

November 1995

Table of Contents

Introduction

Summary Of Findings

Demographics

Age
Race
Releasing Institution
Index Offense
Community Incidents by FSW
Release Type
Time Served
Marital Status
Children
Age of Children
Regional Location of FSW
Municipal Location of FSW
Location in the Community
Residential Facilities
Funding for Residential Facility Programs
Non-Residential Dwellings
Employment Status in the Community
Education
Financial Support

Supervision Status

Current Caseload
Caseload:  Past Three Years
Proportion of FSW on Caseloads
Risk Levels
Risk Assessment
Needs Level
Information Received Prior to Release
Supervision Time
Length of Meetings
Number of Meetings
Location of Meetings
Topics of Discussion
Assistance from Supervisors

Programs

Summary of Program Participation
Agency/Residential Programs
Community Skills
Counseling
Financial Assistance
Victims of Violence Programs
Perpetrators of Violence Programs
Substance Abuse Programs
Educational/Vocational
Suggested Programs

Information On Existing Programs

National Program Utilization
Regional Program Utilization
Funding for Programs
Provincial vs. Federal Programs
Suggested Programs for Community Strategy
Regional Need for Programs
Regional Recommendations

Aboriginal FSW In The Community

Age
Releasing Institution
Index Offense
Release Type
Time Served
Marital Status
Children
Regional Location of Aboriginal FSW
Municipal Location of Aboriginal FSW
Location in the Community
Employment
Education
Financial Support
Risk Level
Needs Level
Supervision Time
Length of Meetings
Number of Meetings
Topics of Discussion
Current Program Participation
Suggested Programs for Surveyed Clients

Recommendations For Future Research

Appendix A
Community Program Information
National Programming

Appendix B
Community Program Information
Regional Programming

Appendix C
Regional Caseload Information
Current

Appendix D
Regional Caseload Information

Appendix E
Funding For Residential Programs

Appendix F
Funding For Non-Residential Programs

Appendix G
Regional Response To Survey

Appendix H
Requested Programs

Appendix I
Sample Of Surveys