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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242741     Find in a Library
  Title: Rearrest and Probation Violation Outcomes Among Probationers Participating in a Jail-Based Substance-Abuse Treatment Used as an Intermediate Sanction
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  Author(s): Donald M. Linhorst ; P. Ann Dirks-Linhorst ; Ralph Groom
  Journal: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation  Volume:51  Issue:8  Dated:November - December 2012  Pages:519 to 540
  Date Published: 12/2012
  Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This study compared the characteristics of two groups of probationers ordered to jail-based substance-abuse treatment as an intermediate sanction.
  Abstract: This study compares the characteristics of two groups of probationers ordered to jail-based substance-abuse treatment as an intermediate sanction. It further reviews rearrest and probation failure outcomes of the two groups, along with the demographic, clinical, and criminal factors associated with those outcomes. Probationers jailed for probation violations had higher rates of rearrest and probation failure in the first year after program completion compared to probationers jailed immediately after conviction. Factors associated with rearrest and probation failure varied widely between the two outcomes and between the two probation groups. This study concludes that jail-based substance-abuse treatment should be an option in a range of intermediate sanctions and treatments for selected probationers. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Reentry
  Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Recidivism ; Probation ; Jails ; Alcohol abuse ; Intermediate sanctions
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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