W.C.I. Village: A Therapeutic Community for Women Inmates

James A. Inciardi, Principal Investigator

Initiated: 1993

Funding Source: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Project Summary:

This project involved the implementation and evaluation of a new substance abuse treatment initiative for female offenders. Established through an award to the State of Delaware’s Treatment Access Center, the project addressed the fact that incarcerated women have inadequate access to drug abuse treatment, and consequently, are handicapped in remaining drug-free and crime-free after release from the institution. The evaluation component of the project involved process and outcome evaluations of the treatment program.

Select Publications:

Lockwood, Dorothy, Jill McCorkel, and James A. Inciardi. 1998. “Developing Comprehensive Prison-Based Therapeutic Community Treatment for Women.” Drugs and Society 13: 193-212.

McCorkel, Jill A., Lana Harrison and James A. Inciardi. 1998. “How Treatment is Constructed Among Graduates and Dropouts in a Prison Therapeutic Community for Women.” Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 27: 37-59.