Research and Practice Symposium on Marriage and Incarceration: A Meeting Summary

01/31/2007

Prepared For: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Office of Human Services Policy

Prepared by: Brandy Bauer, Jamie Hart, Anne Hopewell, and Naomi Tein Health Systems Research, Inc

This report was prepared by Health Systems Research, Inc. under contract 282-97-0063TO24, Linda Mellgren, Task Order Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), Office of Human Services Policy, Department of Health and Human Services; Jerry Regier, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, ASPE.

Disclaimer: This report presents a summary of the presentations and discussions at the Research and Practice Symposium on Marriage and Incarceration on April 20 and 21, 2006, held by Health Systems Research, Inc. for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Human Services Policy in Washington, D.C. The report presents the views and opinions of the symposium participants and does not represent necessarily the views, positions, and policies of the contractor, Health Systems Research, Inc., the funding agency, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, or any of the participating Federal agencies or departments.

 

This report is a summary of an ASPE convened symposium on developing strategies to improve the marriages and family life of those incarcerated or returning from a period of incarceration. Invited to the meeting were experts with research and practice knowledge about incarceration and re-entry, marriage strengthening , family processes and domestic violence. The symposium discussion focused on 1) increasing understanding among the criminal justice and marriage education disciplines about how these issues are viewed by each discipline; 2) identifying practice needs and gaps in order to improve marriage outcomes for these couples; and 3) reviewing research topics for improved understanding of the efficacy of various interventions for this population. In addition to the discussion synthesis the report contains the Symposium agenda and participants and a conference background paper.

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