Angela L. Walter, Psy.D., is a 2021 graduate of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, New England
- Kate Evarts Rice, PsyD, Committee Chair
- Elena Balduzzi, PsyD, Committee Member
- Robin Belcher-Timme, PhD, Committee Member
CoSA, Circles of support and accountability, substance use, community-based program, community justice, incarceration, corrections, program design
This dissertation aimed to adapt Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) to a substance-involved population in New Hampshire (NH). CoSA is a volunteer-based community program that provides accountability and various forms of support to previously incarcerated individuals rejoining the community. Program recommendations were created through qualitative realist thematic analysis of a literature review and interviews. Recommendations were integrated with existing CoSA manuals to create the proposed program. NH CoSA, through the principles of narrative reconstruction, risk-need-responsivity, and the Good Lives Model, aims to help individuals successfully re-integrate into their community over a period of about a year. The program will serve substance-involved individuals in NH county jails, with little pro-social support, who will be released to a NH community. Finally, the limitations of the study design and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Walter, A. L. (2021). Circling the Wagons: A Re-Entry Program for Substance Use in NH. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/725