This capstone project was completed through partnership with Davidson County Residential Drug Court (DC4). DC4 is a long-term residential facility that provides on-site treatment and recovery resources for non-violent offenders. The focus of this project was the development of intervention materials that provides resources and tools to help build work readiness skills to better prepare these individuals for long-term employment and becoming productive members of society upon graduation of the program. The handbook includes education and opportunities to apply learned skills in the areas of employment, communication, financial management, and community transportation. To be sustainable for the agency, counselors will be provided materials to have one on one sessions with participants prior to entering third phase.
Katy Schmidt, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
work readiness skills; occupational injustice, criminal justice system; recidivism; employment; intervention
Dinnes, Sarah, "Work Skills Programming Within Davidson County Residential Drug Court" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 144.