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  NCJ Number: NCJ 182218     Find in a Library
  Title: National Evaluation of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program From Onset to Midpoint--Executive Summary
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): Douglas S. Lipton ; Frank S. Pearson ; Harry K. Wexler
  Corporate Author: National Development and Research Institute, Inc. (NDRI)
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This is an executive summary of the final report on the national evaluation of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (RSAT) from onset to midpoint.
  Abstract: The RSAT for State Prisoners Program provides funds for state and local programs that: (1) last from 6 to 12 months; (2) are provided in dedicated facilities set apart from the general correctional population; (3) are directed at the inmate’s substance abuse problems; (4) are intended to develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational and other skills; and (5) continue to require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing during and after release from residential custody. Evaluation by the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. is intended to survey the extent to which program goals were being accomplished in its first 2 years, and problems encountered by participating States. As of the midpoint of the RSAT initiative, approximately 7,700 clients were being treated. More than 3,600 RSAT clients have successfully completed and graduated from RSAT programs. The program holds the promise of breaking the cycle of drug abuse and crime and slowing the revolving door of criminal justice.
  Main Term(s): Corrections
  Index Term(s): Drug dependence ; Drug abuse ; Drug treatment programs ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Drug treatment ; Rehabilitation ; Controlled Substances ; Federal programs ; Treatment intervention model
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-RT-VX-K006
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: See NCJ 182219 for the Final Report
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