Date of Award


Degree Type


University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

Degree Name



Social Work and Public Health

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Lyle

Second Advisor

Dr. Robert W. Waymer

Third Advisor

Dr. Roslyn A. Harper


This is an explanatory study of the nontraditional faith-based program factors associated with the successful rehabilitation of ex-felons in the European country of Ukraine. Eighty nine (89) survey participants were selected for the study by The Embassy of the Blessed Kingdom of God for All Nations' (or "Embassy of God") Center leadership, utilizing purposive and non-probability convenience sampling amongst former program participants acknowledging experience as a convicted felon. The survey respondents were composed of former ex-felon participants in the Embassy of God Adaptation and Social Rehabilitation Center, who were released from prison prior to February 1, 2009, and have not been rearrested, reconvicted, or returned to prison during the three-year period immediately following their release. The survey questionnaire employed in this study is entitled A Survey of Ex-Felons in the Social Adaptation and Rehabilitation Project which includes a four (4) point Likert scale. The findings of the study indicated that the nontraditional factors of this program significantly contributed to the successful reintegration of 96.5% of the former ex-felon participants surveyed.

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