1. Welcome to the Emergent Voices Survey

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To:  All Potential Survey and Interview Participants
Re:  Emergent Voices Research Project
Thank you for participating in this survey. I am seeking volunteers to discuss their post-incarceration experiences. There will be 15 to 20 individuals chosen to participate in the research project. The name of the research project for which

I am seeking volunteers is: Emergent Voices: Reintegration and Desistance from the Perspectives Formerly Criminal Justice-Involved Individuals
This is a dissertation project that is being conducted to give voice to former prisoners who have successfully reintegrated after a incarceration. Please read the following INFORMED CONSENT FORM very carefully before you decide if you wish to volunteer for this survey and interview. It contains important information you must know before deciding whether to volunteer to take this survey.
Not everyone who takes this survey is guaranteed to qualify for interviews. Only those who volunteer and meet specific criteria will be contacted for interviews. To qualify, you must meet these criteria:
  • You must be between the ages of 35 and 75
  • You must be a former inmate in a UNITED STATES  jail or prison.
  • Your most recent release date must be on or prior to January 1, 2009
  • You must not be required to report to a Sex Offender Registry (sometimes referred to as Megan's Law)
  • You must live in the UNITED STATES
ONCE YOU EXIT THE SURVEY YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND MAKE CHANGES. Please answer the questions truthfully and thoroughly before exiting the survey form.  The survey should take between 10 to 15 minutes.
If you meet the qualifications to participate in the Emergent Voices Research Project you will be contacted to schedule the interview within 1 to 2 weeks.
Thank you.
Linda F. Williams, MSW
Doctoral Researcher