The "Black Box" Behind Prison-Based Vocational Training Programs

  title={The "Black Box" Behind Prison-Based Vocational Training Programs},
  author={Efrat Shoham and Anat Zelig and Badi Hesisi and David Weisburd and Noam Haviv},
  journal={European Scientific Journal, ESJ},
Despite the great importance of prison vocational programs, studies have pointed to a wide variety of barriers that inhibit the released prisoner's chances to integrate into the labor market. The present qualitative investigation was designed to crack the "black box" behind six vocational programs implemented in the Israel Prison Service (IPS). Our findings based on the interviews with all the supervisors in the programs emphasized several factors that seem necessary for the success of the… 
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