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NCJ Number: NCJ 193806     Find in a Library
Title: Intensive Treatment Program Lane County, Oregon: Evaluation Report; Preliminary Findings
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Sean A. Lovitt
Corporate Author: Lane Council of Governments
United States of America
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 26
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of an evaluation of the Lane County (Oregon) in-jail substance abuse treatment program.
Abstract: The program is operated by jail staff and focuses on treating substance abuse and related issues in separate 10-bed units for men and women. Treatment lasts from 6 months to 1 year and uses the structure and treatment techniques of a therapeutic community and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Program goals include the reduction of substance abuse and recidivism for participants and the establishment of linkages to community-based services for participants after their release. The program began operating in May 1999 and has had sufficient time for three cohorts of participants to complete the program; however, the number of participants that have entered the program (n=71) and graduated from the program (n=38) are both relatively small for evaluation and statistical purposes. Further, because the first participants completed the program only 20 months ago, there has not been an extended period of time available for tracking participants. The evaluation analyzed preliminary data pertinent to processes and outcomes for program participants. Findings showed that there was no significant difference between program participants and a matched comparison group regarding outcome variables measured after release. These variables included whether or not participants were arrested, the number of arrests, whether participants were booked into jail, and the number of days in jail. Suggestions for future research and program modifications based on the current literature are included. 5 references, 3 figures, and 13 tables
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Treatment/Therapeutic Community ; Jails ; Corrections effectiveness ; Cognitive therapy ; Treatment effectiveness ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Oregon
Sponsoring Agency: Oregon State Police
Law Enforcement Data System
United States of America

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Lane Cty Sheriff's Office
United States of America
Grant Number: 2000-RT-VX-0001
Sale Source: Oregon State Police
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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