Psychological Support for Adult Offenders
The majority of adult offenders need family members for assistance when transitioning back to society; however, often the family does not know how to help.
Corinne Datchi-Phillips, PhD, of Indiana University - Bloomington’s Center for Adolescent and Family Studies, in partnership with the Monroe Circuit Court Probation Department, is addressing this issue. Dr. Datchi-Phillips will adapt Functional Family Therapy (FTT), a successful program for juvenile offenders, to use with adult offenders transitioning back into society.
FTT identifies risk factors within the family and works to improve familial relationships so that the families understand how to help their loved ones who are imprisoned. This grant will enable Dr. Datchi-Phillips to help adults who need their families to acclimate themselves to society.
APF’s annual $20,000 Violence Prevention and Intervention Grant supports innovative programs in violence prevention and encourages generation and application of psychological knowledge to problems associated with violence in society. Dr. Datchi- Phillips will help those in her Center, but her scientific findings will be replicable to other locations, a unique feature of the APF grant.