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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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Pet Facilitated Therapy in Correctional Institutions

VOCATIONAL ASPECTS

A. Self Motivation

One universal impact of the PFT program is that inmates tend to set and achieve their goals. For example, many have decided to complete or seek higher education. Inmate behaviour often improves because this program increases self esteem and is a great motivator. Inmates’ pride in their achievements is evident when they discuss the impact this program has had on them and what changes they see in themselves.