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Fact Sheet – Halfway Houses, Part 2



Is there a general profile of halfway house clients? The last comprehensive survey of halfway houses in Canada, focusing on their programs and client profiles, was undertaken in 2002/2003. Although this is now 10 years old, some basic aspects remain fairly similar. CRF residents can be characterized as male, Caucasian, single and with an average age of 36. 44% had less than a Grade 10 education (although this had actually decreased from 1997/98) and 64% were unemployed at the time of their arrest.

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