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NCJ Number: NCJ 241032     Find in a Library
Title: Organizational Readiness for Change in Correctional and Community Substance Abuse Programs
Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:1-2  Dated:January-March 2012  Pages:96 to 114
Author(s): Wayne E. K. Lehman ; Jack M. Greener ; Grace A. Rowan-Szal ; Patrick M. Flynn
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
United States of America
Grant Number: R37DA13093;R01DA025885
Document: HTML 
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents results of organizational surveys of correctional counselors from 12 programs in 2 States are compared with samples of community-based counselors.
Abstract: Significant needs exist for increased and better substance abuse treatment services in the Nation's prisons. The TCU Organizational Readiness for Change (ORC) survey has been widely used in community-based treatment programs and evidence is accumulating for relationships between readiness for change and implementation of new clinical practices. Results of organizational surveys of correctional counselors from 12 programs in 2 States are compared with samples of community-based counselors. Correctional counselors perceived strong needs for new evidence-based practices but, compared to community counselors, reported fewer resources and less favorable organizational climates. These results have important implications for successfully implementing new practices. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult) ; Needs assessment ; Program implementation ; Corrections ; Counseling in correctional settings ; Standards implementation
   
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