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Spring 2017

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Master of Arts degree with a major in Sociology

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Joshua Meisel

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Renee Byrd

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There is a current lack of reintegration services in rural Humboldt County, California. In an effort to understand the services available, and develop recommendations for future reentry services, I conducted focus groups and interviews with the currently incarcerated, service providers, and the formerly incarcerated. Some of the formerly incarcerated participants live in Humboldt County currently, and some have moved to other communities in the state of California. This research was conducted using a convenience sample, and snow ball sampling methods. The initial goal of this research was to promote communication between both community based service providers and those involved in the criminal justice system. My hope is that this will ease the process of reentry, and reduce the likelihood of recidivism. In addition, this research will aide in the planning and development of the new rehabilitation center for the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The rehabilitation center will be used to support the currently and formerly incarcerated

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