An assessment of the Women-Centred Training Orientation Program (WCTOP): PS83-3/385E-PDF

"The objective of the WCTOP is to provide staff who work with women offenders an understanding of what it means to be women-centred with women and gain knowledge on the specific needs of women offenders. More specifically, the goals of the training program are to equip staff with an understanding of women offender issues and the principles of Creating Choices, the policies and procedures related to working with women, and the ability to set boundaries and recognize the balance between safety and security and the empowerment and reintegration of women offenders. Although WCTOP is considered to provide valuable information to staff on the specific needs of women offenders, the effectiveness and perceived benefit of the training has yet to be assessed. Accordingly, the current project was an assessment of the 10-day WCTOP. Using participant and facilitator feedback on training, pre- and post-training knowledge questionnaires, and a follow-up knowledge retention and application survey, the current study assessed the training implementation and effectiveness"--Executive summary, p. iii.

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Department/Agency Correctional Service Canada. Research Branch.
Title An assessment of the Women-Centred Training Orientation Program (WCTOP)
Series Title Research report ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation de la Formation axée sur les femmes – Programme d’orientation (FAFPO). "June 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 48 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • PS83-3/385E-PDF
Subject Terms Correctional institutions, Training, Program assessment