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ERIC Number: EJ863424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1050-9674
During-Treatment Outcomes among Female Methamphetamine-Using Offenders in Prison-Based Treatments
Rowan-Szal, Grace A.; Joe, George W.; Simpson, D. Dwayne; Greener, Jack M.; Vance, Jerry
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, v48 n5 p388-401 2009
An increasingly important treatment group is the expanding population of methamphetamine-using female offenders. This study focused on women methamphetamine-using offenders (n = 359) who were treated either in a modified therapeutic community (TC) program ("Clean Lifestyle is Freedom Forever" [CLIFF]-TC: n = 234) designed for non-violent offenders with significant impairment from methamphetamine use, or the standard outpatient (OTP) treatment (OTP: n = 125). All participants were assessed on motivation, psychological and social functioning, and treatment engagement before and during treatment. A multilevel repeated measures analysis examined changes between intake and end of Phase 2 treatment. Both CLIFF-TC and the traditional OTP treatments were shown to improve psychosocial functioning, with significant changes on measures of self esteem, depression, anxiety, decision making, hostility, risk taking, and criminal thinking errors. Effect size comparisons indicated treatment gains were larger in the CLIFF-TC than in the OTP group. Both groups rated treatment engagement measures of participation, satisfaction, and counselor rapport to be very high. These results have positive implications for managing and improving treatment of methamphetamine-using women offenders because psychological improvements during treatment have been linked to better post release outcomes. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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