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Gender Differences in Employment Among Substance-Abusing Offenders at Drug Court Entry  

Author:  Carl Leukefeld.; Michele Staton.; Allison  Mateyoke-Scrivner.; Hope Smiley.; J. Matthew Webster Matthew L. Hiller.

Source: Volume 02, Number 06, November/December 2002 , pp.81-85(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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The study reported here profiles employment histories, drug use, and criminal involvement among a sample of male and female substance abusers in two Kentucky drug court programs. These participants are involved in a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research project that is examining the effect of implementing an employment intervention in two existing drug court programs. The intervention, grounded in established job readiness and life skill training approaches, focuses on obtaining, maintaining, and upgrading employment. This article describes the employment intervention used in the Kentucky Drug Court programs, and profiles differences in employment, drug use, and criminal involvement by male and female offenders.

Keywords: employment

Affiliations:  1: University of Kentucky; 2: University of Kentucky; 3: University of Kentucky; 4: University of Kentucky; 5: University of Kentucky.

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