Term Offender/Ex-Offender Support Groups
Code PN-8100.4500-600
Definition Mutual support groups whose members are people who have been incarcerated in a correctional facility and are seeking support for their return to the community and their ability to remain crime-free. The groups allow participants (also known as returning or returned citizens) to share their experience, strengths and hopes; discuss strategies for avoiding substance abuse, gang involvement, or other criminal activity; and pursue a commitment to going back to school, finding and retaining a job and mending partner and family relationships. Meeting formats may include in-person, telephone or Internet options.
Created 12/8/10
Changed 4/27/21
Use References Ex-Offender Support Groups
Returned Citizen Support Groups
Returning Citizen Support Groups
See Also References Ex-Offender Counseling (RP-1400.8000-185)
Ex-Offender Employment Certificates (ND-1600.1900)
Ex-Offender Halfway Houses (FF-1850)
Ex-Offender Legal Assistance (FT-2800)
Ex-Offender Reentry Programs (FF-1900)
Families of Inmates Support Groups (PN-8100.2000-180)
Sex Trade Worker Support Groups (PN-8100.4500-790)
External Classification Terms Counseling (NTE F60)
Counseling (UW
Ex-Offender Services/Supervision (NPC I03.04)
Individual, Family and Community Support (AIRS IF-330)
Mental Health (ACH L-01)
Personal Social Services (NPC P05)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References The Self-Help Sourcebook: Finding and Forming Mutual Aid Self-Help Groups, Fourth Edition, American Self-Help Clearinghouse, Riverside Medical Center, Denville, NJ, 1992

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