Community Reintegration of Aging Offenders: Gaps in Knowledge Report

While strategies are in place to support aging offenders within Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding their community reintegration. Due to a combination of unique and complex health needs, as well as the stigma of incarceration, aging offenders face a plethora of barriers and challenges when transitioning from a correctional institution to community (Williams & Abraldes, 2007; Higgins & Severson, 2009; Maschi, Morrissey & Leigey, 2013). In order to help overcome the challenges, solutions are being implemented at various scales to ease the reintegration process; however, there is a need for  additional support from both government and community stakeholders alike.

While strategies are in place to support aging offenders within Correctional Service Canada (CSC) institutions, relatively little attention has been directed towards understanding their community reintegration. Due to a combination of unique and complex health needs, as well as the stigma of incarceration, aging offenders face a plethora of barriers and challenges when transitioning from a correctional institution to community (Williams & Abraldes, 2007; Higgins & Severson, 2009; Maschi, Morrissey & Leigey, 2013). In order to help overcome the challenges, solutions are being implemented at various scales to ease the reintegration process; however, there is a need for  additional support from both government and community stakeholders alike.

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Trent University
Date Published: 
2020-01