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NCJ Number: 249604 Find in a Library
Title: Correlates of Interorganizational Service Coordination in Community Corrections
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Dated:October 2015
Author(s): W. N. Welsh; M. Prendergast; K. Knight; H. Knudsen; l. Monico; J. Gray; S. Abdel-Salam; S. M. Redden; N. Link; L. Hamilton; M. S. Shafer; P. D. Friedmann
Date Published: 2015
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Because weak interagency coordination between community correctional agencies (e.g., probation and parole) and community-based treatment providers has been identified as a major barrier to the use of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for treating drug-involved offenders, this study examined how key organizational (e.g., leadership, support, staffing) and individual (e.g., burnout, satisfaction) factors influence interagency relationships among these agencies.
Abstract: At each of 20 sites, probation/parole officials (n = 366) and community treatment providers (n = 204) were surveyed about characteristics of their agencies, themselves, and interorganizational relationships with each other. Key organizational and individual correlates of interagency relationships were examined using hierarchical linear models (HLM) analyses, supplemented by interview data. The strongest correlates included adaptability, efficacy, and burnout. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Evidence-Based Practices; Interagency cooperation; Organization development; Private sector-government cooperation; Probation or parole services; Referral services
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