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Effects of structured vocational services on job-search success in ex-offender veterans with mental illness: 3-month follow-up

James P. LePage, PhD, et al.


Time to find competitive employment over 3-month period.

For ex-offenders, finding employment is difficult. However, no controlled studies have evaluated the best way for clinicians to help them. This study followed 69 veterans assigned to one of three models: (1) basic vocational services, (2) self-study of a special vocational manual, and (3) study of the manual in a group led by vocational staff. All veterans had at least one felony and a mental health or substance dependence diagnosis. The findings indicated that using the manual in a group format successfully helped veterans return to employment. We also observed how the veterans were similar to one another and how they differed from the surrounding community.

Volume 48 Number 3, 2011
   Pages 277 — 286


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
LePage JP, Washington EL, Lewis AA, Johnson KE, Garcia-Rea EA. Effects of structured vocational services on job- search success in ex-offender veterans with mental illness: 3-month follow-up.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(3):277-86.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.03.0032
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