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Title: Process Evaluation of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Programs at New Jersey Correctional Facilities: Final Report
Author(s): Robert J. McCormack
Corporate Author: The Criminal Justice Center of The College of New Jersey
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
The Criminal Justice Center of The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ 08628
Grant Number: 99-RT-VX-K023
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents three publications related to a process evaluation of inmate drug treatment programs in New Jersey correctional facilities; these publications include a cover letter from the Department of Corrections explaining concerns about the evaluation, a critique of the evaluation, and the evaluation report itself.
Abstract: The process evaluation presents background information on inmate drug treatment and therapeutic communities and the history of the New Jersey program that became known as the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (RSAT). It notes that the evaluation sought to examine the implementation of the program’s assessment and screening process, identify the treatment interventions and program components used to deliver services, and assess the appropriateness of treatment and the extent to which the programs adhered to principles associated with successfully reducing recidivism. The process evaluation tasks were divided between the two principal investigators and their research assistants. The report notes some problems with data analysis due to issues related to the selection of an inmate sample and the content of the corrections agency’s information management system. The analysis concludes that the process evaluation was a limited success, but that it had resulted in an ongoing self-evaluation by the corrections agency of the drug treatment programs. The New Jersey Department of Corrections supplied additional comments to the report concerning the evaluation’s results. A critique presents and then discusses or corrects 12 statements in the report. Footnotes, reference notes, appended instruments, and reference lists
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Evaluative research; Inmate drug treatment; New Jersey; NIJ final report; Program implementation; Research methods; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
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