Finishing Schools for Female Offenders: Adolescent Girls and the Transition Back Into the Community

Michelle Inderbitzin, Oregon State University

The focus of this paper is the social and cultural processes female offenders go through as they prepare to reenter the community after serving time in a juvenile institution. Community programs, partnerships, and the girls' aspirations and hopes for the future will be discussed and evaluated in an attempt to shed light on the many challenges facing this specific population.

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Updated 05/20/2006