Halfway Houses

Temporary residences of former convicts, drug users, or mental patients that serve as a transition environment between confinement and a return to society; for long-term residential environments, which reproduce the circumstances of family life for persons requiring continuing supervision due to special needs, use "group homes.".

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Go Historic ID
3036
Names
halfway houses
halfway house
houses, halfway
reclasseringscentra Dutch
reclasseringscentrum Dutch
rehabilitatiecentra Dutch
centros de reinserción social Spanish
centro de reinserción social Spanish

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Temporary residences of former convicts, drug users, or mental patients that serve as a transition environment between confinement and a return to society; for long-term residential environments, which reproduce the circumstances of family life for persons requiring continuing supervision due to special needs, use "group homes."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006768. The J. Paul Getty Trust.