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  NCJ Number: NCJ 240896     Find in a Library
  Title: Using the Level of Service Inventory-Revised to Improve Assessment and Treatment in Drug Court
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  Author(s): Wendy P. Guastaferro
  Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:56  Issue:5  Dated:August 2012  Pages:769 to 789
  Date Published: 08/2012
  Page Count: 21
  Annotation: This article discusses the use of the Level of Service Inventory-Revised (LSI-R) as a tool in guiding treatment strategies for treatment in drug courts.
  Abstract: More than 2,000 drug courts in the United States provide supervision and substance-abuse treatment to thousands of offenders. Yet the treatment continuum from assessment to aftercare is underexplored. The effectiveness of the Level of Service Inventory–Revised (LSI-R) as a risk assessment tool is well established. However, fewer studies have considered its use in guiding treatment strategies. In using the LSI-R, the drug court program relied on the structured interview protocol (not the risk classification scores) to identify criminogenic needs that then helped determine placement in a high- or low-needs treatment track. To evaluate the effectiveness of these treatment placement decisions, this research used the LSI-R scores to examine individual and group differences (N = 182). Significant and substantive differences at the individual and group levels were found thus providing empirical support for using the LSI-R as a link between assessment and treatment. Implications for developing standards and practice protocols for drug courts are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Drug Courts
  Index Term(s): Drug treatment ; Needs assessment ; Alcoholism treatment programs ; Treatment intervention model ; Treatment effectiveness
  Sponsoring Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of America
  Grant Number: TI-019971
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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