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NCJ Number: 39311 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATION OF TODAY AT BUCKS COUNTY (PA) PRISON - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Social Consult, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Social Consult, Inc
New York, NY 10017
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PROGRAM PROPOSED TO PROVIDE SHORT-TERM TREATMENT FOR CLIENTS IDENTIFIED AS DRUG ADDICTS OR ALCOHOLICS AND TO REFER INTO CIVILIAN TREATMENT PROGRAMS CLIENTS WHO WERE TREATED IN THE PRISON PROGRAM.
Abstract: IN SPITE OF STAFFING PROBLEMS WHICH LEFT THE PROGRAM AT LESS THAN FULL STRENGTH, A HIGH CLINICAL CONCENTRATION WAS STILL PROVIDED - 185-190 INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSIONS, 35 GROUP SESSIONS, AND 10 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS SESSIONS PER MONTH. AN AVERAGE OF OVER 60 CLIENTS WERE HANDLED IN THE PRISON TREATMENT PROGRAM AND 102 REFERALS WERE MADE TO COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAMS DURING THE YEAR. THE 102 REFERRALS PRODUCED A 17 PERCENT RECIDIVIST RATE, WITH 15 RE-ARRESTS AND 3 TECHNICAL PAROLE VIOLATIONS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PROGRAM DEVELOP AN IN-HOUSE DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS CAPABILITY, OPERATE AT A CEILING LEVEL OF 50 INMATES IN TREATMENT AT ANY ONE TIME, ESTABLISH A CLIENT CONTROL GROUP FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES, AND TRACK CLIENTS REFERRED TO TREATMENT PRORAMS....ELW
Index Term(s): Alcoholism; Drug dependence; Drug treatment programs; Inmate Programs; Pennsylvania; Program evaluation; Referral services
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