Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Criminal Justice Sciences
Jessie L. Krienert
A community needs assessment was conducted for McLean County, Illinois assessing the community level resources that are in place for ex-offenders reintegrating into the community and further resources that are needed. The purposive sample included 7 local agencies that provided a range of reentry services. Intensive interviewing was conducted with respondents of local agencies. Audio-recordings of interviews were transcribed, coded through software and analyzed. Results indicated that boundary spanners and mental health services are the common types of resources in place for ex-offenders in McLean County. Further resources that are needed include housing, employment and mental health services.
Curry, Hannah Lynn, "Community Needs Assessment for McLean County" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1432.