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dc.contributor.advisor Maphutha, M.M. Ngobeni, Sandlana Clemance 2016-02-12T12:22:12Z 2016-02-12T12:22:12Z 2015
dc.description Thesis (M.Ed.) -- University of Limpopo, 2015 en_US
dc.description.abstract The majority of the young adult offenders have a low level of education and are without the proper skills desired by employers. Vocational rehabilitation programme offered to young adult offenders seem ineffective in preparing young adult offenders for better lives after release. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible intervention strategies for improving vocational rehabilitation programme offered to young adult offenders at Polokwane Correctional Services Centre. Focus was also on the challenges faced by young adult offenders during the implementation of vocational rehabilitation programmes for the young adult offenders. Qualitative research approach was applied using case study design. Semi-structured interviews, focus group and documents analysis were employed to gather data. The major research findings indicated that:  Young adult offenders receive insufficient and inadequate vocational rehabilitation training due to lack of qualified trainers for specific field.  Young adult offenders often skip classes due to shortage of prison officers who can escort them to their classes.  There is lack of resources such as textbooks, apparatus to conduct practicals for engineering studies and skills development programmes.  There is insufficient support and motivation to the young adult offenders from the management and educational staff. It was recommended that:  Enough qualified trainers and section heads should be appointed to conduct vocational rehabilitation training to the young adult offenders.  Enough prison officers should be appointed to escort young adult offenders from cells to classroom to avoid the issue of skipping lessons.  Sufficient resources such as textbooks and apparatus to conduct practicals must be provided to centre should be made in order to provide support and motivation to young adult offenders. en_US
dc.format.extent ix, 76 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Intervention strategies en_US
dc.subject Young adult offenders en_US
dc.subject Vocational rehabilitation programme en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Criminals -- South Africa -- Rehabilitation en_US
dc.title Intervention strategies for improving vocational rehabilitation programme for young adult offenders : a case study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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