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NCJ Number: 249603 Find in a Library
Title: Outcome Evaluation of a Family-Based Jail Reentry Program for Substance Abusing Offenders
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:96  Issue:1  Dated:January 2016  Pages:53-78
Author(s): J. M. Miller; H. V. Miller; J. C. Barnes; A. J. Lurigio
Date Published: January 2016
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2011-RN-BX-0004
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since offender reentry programs have proliferated due to the passage of the Second Chance Act in 2008, this study examined the effectiveness of one such jail-based reentry program for male inmates, the Delaware County (OH) Jail Substance Abuse Treatment program, which served participants diagnosed with substance dependency and who had minor children.
Abstract: This program served 34 offenders and their families over 2 years and was based on the Community Reinforcement and Family Training model, a treatment modality for substance abuse involving both operant conditioning and family-based therapy for behavioral modification. Results from a quasi-experimental evaluation indicate that program participants were significantly less likely to be rearrested within 1 year after release than a comparison group of similarly situated offenders, and they were more likely to comply with child support orders following release. Findings also revealed the treatment group had significantly more days to failure for those who recidivated. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; behavioral support; BJA Grant-related Documents; child support payments; Drug abuse; Evidence-Based Programs; Family counseling; Family intervention programs; Family support; Jails; Ohio; Post-release programs; Reentry
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