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.
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Programming, Correctional Facility, Jail, Recovery Model, Occupational Therapy, Recidivism, Therapeutic Groups, Incarcerated, Mental Health, Wellness, Quality of Life
Kennedy, Kayla, "Establishing OT Programming Within a Local Correctional Facility" (2021). OTD Capstone Projects. 62.