OTD Capstone Projects


This OTD capstone project was completed in collaboration with Davidson County Sheriff's Office in Nashville, TN. The criminal justice system is an emerging practice area for occupational therapy with limited established OT programs in jails and prisons. Individuals who are incarcerated have limited social interaction promoting positive behaviors, limited access to quality rehabilitative services, are separated from family/friends, may be placed in isolation and overall experience occupational deprivation. This capstone project aimed to establish OT programming in a local correctional facility using the Recovery Model and MOHO to address needs of residents of the Behavioral Care Center in a long-term effort to reduce recidivism.

Publication Date

Spring 4-8-2021

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Manville


Occupational Therapy, School of


Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University


Programming, Correctional Facility, Jail, Recovery Model, Occupational Therapy, Recidivism, Therapeutic Groups, Incarcerated, Mental Health, Wellness, Quality of Life



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