Date of Paper/Work
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
Type of Paper/Work
Mari Ann Graham
This banded dissertation focuses on the beneficial impact of trauma-informed practices with women in correctional facilities—a vital issue given that there has been a 700% increase in women’s incarceration rates since 1980. The conceptual paper argues that a trauma-informed correctional system benefits both incarcerated women and correctional staff. The qualitative case study presents findings from semi-structured interviews with correctional staff, officers, and administrators about their experiences implementing trauma-informed practice in a women’s correctional facility. The third product in this banded dissertation is a presentation of the case study findings at a peer-reviewed regional conference in the field of criminal justice (October 2018).
trauma-informed, incarcerated women, corrections
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Van Wright, C.J., "The Case for Trauma-Informed Corrections" (2019). Doctor of Social Work Banded Dissertation. 51.