Assessment on the Therapeutic Community Modality Program in Parole and Probation Administration Office in Iligan City, Philippines
Hearty Joy Chan
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This study assessed the implementation of therapeutic community modality program in Parole and Probation Administration Office in Iligan City, Philippines during the calendar year 2016-2017 through the lens of the 70 parolees and probationers. Survey questionnaires were used to assess the therapeutic community modality program of the office by treatment category in terms of relational or behavior management, emotional and psychological aspects, vocational or survival aspects, and intellectual or spiritual aspects. Results revealed that the implementation of the therapeutic community modality program was effective and most of the rehabilitation activities engagements of the parolees and probationers had a strong influence on their perspectives and notions in the pursuit of changing their lives for a brighter future with their families. Therefore, recommendations were focused on hiring additional Parole and Probation Officers and the provision of ample support from Department of Justice to the office in all operational aspects and due recognition and appreciation of the national and local government officials.
Keywords: community; justice; parole; probation; therapeutic