ERIC Number: ED402520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Evaluation of Drug Treatment in Local Corrections. A Final Summary Report Presented to the National Institute of Justice.
Tunis, Sandra; And Others
There is evidence that drug treatment in correctional facilities can impact recidivism, perceptions of self-efficacy, and mood states such as depression and anxiety. This study was designed to provide detailed and systematic descriptions of participants and treatment program components for five drug treatment programs. Also included are program completion rates as well as 12-month postrelease outcome (recidivism) for program participants versus matched controls. Following a literature review on drug treatment in corrections, detailed process or program data for the five sites is presented. The next section discusses the various issues confronting treatment providers, and relevant policy considerations regarding the program approaches. It is concluded that these programs had modest positive effects on the probability but not the timing of recidivism (for those arrested and convicted) within one year of jail release. Minority offenders and younger offenders were less likely to be successful in the programs and had higher probabilities of recidivism. An appendix presents admission and exit forms used in the treatment programs. Forty-four tables and five figures present data and statistical analysis. Contains 45 references. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. National Inst. of Justice.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, New York, NY.