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Title: American Probation and Parole Association's Drug Testing Guidelines and Practices for Adult Probation and Parole Agencies
Corporate Author: American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 88-DD-CX-K008
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines reflect current information on how to use urinalysis in drug testing for offender management in a community-corrections setting.
Abstract: Based on the drug-testing policies and procedures of more than 125 probation and parole agencies nationwide, these guidelines have been reviewed by an advisory committee composed of probation and parole practitioners, legal consultants, and academicians knowledgeable about drug testing; manufacturers of drug-testing equipment; drug testing laboratory personnel; and the American Probation and Parole Association's Board of Directors. The guidelines refer to drug testing only through urinalysis. They are designed to assist agencies across the country to develop judicially acceptable programs that will provide the information required to confirm or deny offender drug use. Drug-testing policies and procedures developed according to these guidelines will enable agencies to withstand any legal challenges of drug test results. The guidelines address the following components of a drug-testing system: agency mission, testing purpose, drug testing policies and procedures, authority to test, the selection of drug-testing methodologies, confirmation, offender selection, drug-testing protocol, instruction to offenders, agency collection sites, custody chain, reporting and use of results, confidentiality, contracting for drug-testing services, onsite instrument-based drug-testing, drug-testing costs, and management information systems.
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): Probation or parole agencies; Urinalysis
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