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NCJ Number: 127557 Find in a Library
Title: Wisconsin's Treatment Alternative Program: Bridging Criminal Justice and AODA Treatment (August 1987-July 1990)
Corporate Author: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Bureau of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: Wisconsin Dept of Health and Social Services
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The goal of Wisconsin's Treatment Alternative Program (TAP) is to break offenders' alcohol, drug, and crime cycle.
Abstract: Utilizing an intensive case management model, a bridge is created between the criminal justice system and the treatment community. The sanctions of the criminal justice system can then be utilized in the treatment process to promote behavior change. Background information is provided on development of the TAP program and its implementation. Descriptions of the pilot program in three counties -- Eau Claire, Rock, and Dane -- are provided. Preliminary client data and treatment data are also provided. Overall supervision of the program is the responsibility of a statewide advisory committee which is comprised of state- and county-level criminal justice, treatment, and governmental administrators. Independent evaluation of the TAP program is provided by the University of Wisconsin Center for Health Policy and Program Evaluation.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs; TASC programs (street crime)
Index Term(s): Crime Causes; Crime prevention education; Drug abuse; Wisconsin
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