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NCJ Number: 150322 Find in a Library
Title: Classification, Assessment, and Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Drug-Involved Offenders
Journal: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Communique  Dated:(Spring 1993)  Pages:10-11,18
Author(s): J A Inciardi
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the correctional field, drug offender classification is based on diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning, followed by offender placement into recommended correctional facilities and institutional programs.
Abstract: Offender classification schemes vary from State to State and also among correctional facilities within the same jurisdiction. The assessment of alcohol and drug-involved offenders should involve multiple levels. The role of assessment is to determine what approach is best for each offender. Several assessment approaches are identified: (1) treatment needs assessments to identify what type of program intervention is appropriate; (2) readiness for treatment assessments to understand the extent to which clients are motivated for treatment and whether they will benefit; (3) comprehensive treatment planning assessments once a client is placed in a program to determine how intensive treatment should be; (4) periodic treatment progress assessments to determine how clients are responding to treatment and whether intervention changes should be considered; and (5) treatment outcome assessments to evaluate the extent of behavioral change, success, and failure. Clinical instruments available for conducting assessments are noted.
Main Term(s): Drug offenders
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Corrections; Drug treatment programs; Needs assessment; Offender classification
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