Research Studies

Two published research studies on the effect of RTA participation were conducted in collaboration with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision  

 

Researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice showed that RTA participants demonstrated improved behavior and anger management, with fewer and less serious infractions compared to a control group.

A study by researchers at Purchase College showed

  • Compared to a matched group, RTA participants who entered prison with a high school diploma spent more time in the prison's college program after joining RTA, and more of them tended to complete their college degrees. 

  • Compared to a matched group, RTA participants achieved their GEDS faster after they joined RTA.

"Not only do prisoners see the program as an opportunity to increase status in the prison, they acquire skills that are socially acceptable expressions of individuality, develop artistic talent and present positive messages to fellow prisoners."

LORRAINE MOLLER, PhD

PROJECT SLAM: REHABILITATION THROUGH THEATRE AT SING SING
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY (2011)
THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE ARTS IN SOCIETY, (VOL 5, NO. 5)

 

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