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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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Pet Facilitated Therapy in Correctional Institutions

VOCATIONAL ASPECTS

C. Employment Opportunities

The impact of PFT also becomes evident when noting the number of former participants who seek employment in this field upon release. Occasionally, the animal shelter that supplies the institution with animals hires former inmates or they may refer them to a veterinarian’s office. In other instances, the veterinarians that work with the inmates may offer employment to them when they re-enter society. PFT programs can provide marketable skills for inmates seeking employment.