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ERIC Number: EJ917543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
A Randomized Trial of Probation Case Management for Drug-Involved Women Offenders
Guydish, Joseph; Chan, Monica; Bostrom, Alan; Jessup, Martha A.; Davis, Thomas B.; Marsh, Cheryl
Crime & Delinquency, v57 n2 p167-198 Mar 2011
This article reports findings from a clinical trial of a probation case management (PCM) intervention for drug-involved women offenders. Participants were randomly assigned to PCM (n = 92) or standard probation (n = 91) and followed for 12 months using measures of substance abuse, psychiatric symptoms, social support, and service utilization. Arrest data were collected from administrative data sets. The sample included mostly African American and White women (age M = 34.7, education M = 11.6 years). Cocaine and heroin were the most frequently reported drugs of abuse, 86% reported history of incarceration, and 74% had children. Women assigned to both PCM and standard probation showed clinical improvement change over time on 7 of 10 measured outcomes. However, PCM group changes were no different than those observed for the standard probation group. Higher levels of case management, drug abuse treatment, and probationary supervision may be required to achieve improved outcomes in this population. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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