Women, Re-entry and Everyday Life: Time to Work?. Venezia Michalsen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Montclair State University. A research project sponsored by The Women's Prison Association. The importance of re-entry.
Venezia Michalsen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Montclair State University
A research project sponsored by
The Women's Prison Association
Least-Scheduled (N=12) Two or fewer appointments over the 2 days36% of the sample; 12% of appointments
Semi-Scheduled (N=9) Three to four appointments over the 2 days27% of the sample; 24% of appointments
Most-Scheduled (N=12) Five or more appointments over the 2 days36% of the sample; 63% of appointmentsThree subgroups
I think all these appointments and time allow me to become more focused with things I needed to do, not to get distracted. I tell you, I can be very distracting… I didn’t have much time on my hands not to be focused. (page 83)
I find myself getting stretched like that, because I used to have a tendency of wanting to do everything in one day. And now I am becoming aware that the important things come first… all of it is important, but I have to prioritize, and just accept what is. So I don’t wear myself out. (page 91)
Manifest Goals that do not allow them to work
For example, housing and employment
Mentioned by nearly everyone, usually as top priorities
Take care of themselves
Stay out of trouble
While the respondents said they were working towards both set of goals simultaneously, our respondents are more likely to structure their days to meet their latent goals than their stated ones.
Addressing both sets of goals truly simultaneously is the key to helping women get employed.The tension: Manifest and latent goals