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NCJ Number: 148829 Find in a Library
Title: Offender Profile Index: A User's Guide
Author(s): J A Inciardi; D C McBride; B A Weinman
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In 1987, the Bureau of Justice Assistance asked the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) to develop an instrument for testing drug offenders; the Offender Profile Index (OPI) was created to provide a basis for general treatment and intervention alternatives.
Abstract: The NASADAD used a working group approach to instrument development, an expert panel of clinicians and researchers in the fields of drug abuse and criminology, to devise specific content areas and measurement questions. Content areas included family support, education, school, employment, home/residential stability, criminal justice involvement, psychological functioning, and drug treatment history. In addition, a drug severity index was developed that yielded a numerical score based on drug use type and frequency. The OPI is not a clinical instrument designed to produce a comprehensive drug abuse treatment plan. Rather, it is a broad classification instrument to determine what type of drug abuse treatment intervention is appropriate. Administering the OPI involves a face-to-face interview that can be completed in about 30 minutes. Procedures to follow in using and scoring the OPI are described, and the complete OPI is attached.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Courts; Drug abuse; Drug offender profiles; Drug offenders; Drug testing; Drug treatment; Offender classification
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