Date of Award

5-1-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Clark Atlanta University(CAU)

School

School of Social Work

Degree Name

M.S.W.

Department

Social Work Policy Planning and Administration

First Advisor

Hattie M. Mitchell

Abstract

This proposed study examines the relationship between career advisement services and the employment seeking efforts by ex-offenders in Atlanta, Georgia. The study samples are fifty adult men living in Atlanta, Georgia. The study uses the Kendall’s tau and Spearman’s rho tests with an experimental design to measure the sample. Its projected findings are forecast to be consistent with prior research in the following manner: finding a relationship that exists between career advisement services and employment seeking strategies for participants of this study. Implications for social work suggest that new policies from the federal level will need to be instituted to strategically force employers to hire ex-offenders in order to decrease the recidivism rate which causes the U.S. penal system to be overcrowded. Limitations to this study are the relative small sample size.