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Effects of structured vocational services in ex-offender veterans with mental illness: 6-month follow-up

James P. LePage, PhD, et al.

Finding employment with a felony is difficult. Past studies have shown that manualized programs can lead to rapid employment. However, no studies have evaluated longer follow-up periods or the effect of programs on overall amount of employment. This study followed 111 veterans in three different vocational service models. Two of the models used a specialized vocational manual. All veterans had at least one felony and a mental health or substance dependence diagnosis. The findings showed that using the manual in a group led by vocational staff led to higher employment rates, quicker employment, and more employment overall.

Volume 50 Number 2, 2013
   Pages 183 — 192


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This article and any supplemental material should be cited as:
LePage JP, Lewis AA, Washington EL, Davis B, Glasgow A. Effects of structured vocational services in ex-offender veterans with mental illness: 6-month follow-up. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(2):183–92.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.09.0163
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