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NCJ Number: 161469 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program
Corporate Author: Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 66
Sponsoring Agency: Texas Cmssn on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Austin, TX 78753-5233
Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
Austin, TX 78711
Sale Source: Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council
P.O. Box 13332, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a summary of evaluation results and recommendations concerning a Texas treatment alternatives to incarceration program.
Abstract: The Texas Treatment Alternatives to Incarceration Program (TAIP) was designed to link the criminal justice system and the treatment community in order to intervene in the substance abuse-crime cycle. The program involves three components: (1) referral from courts or field probation officers of offenders whose criminal activity is related to substance abuse; (2) a screening, assessment, and referral agency responsible for administering an initial screening test and clinical assessment, to determine severity of problem and appropriate treatment, and referral to treatment; and (3) treatment provider offering a continuum of treatment services for TAIP cases. The outcome evaluation sought to determine if TAIP achieved its primary goal of reducing the criminal activity of chemically dependent offenders, and laid plans for a follow-up study to determine recidivism rates among TAIP participants in comparison with persons who did not receive TAIP services. This summary presents results of process and outcome evaluations and makes recommendations based on those findings. Tables and list of tables, charts and list of charts, references, appendix
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Byrne program evaluation; Controlled Substances; Corrections; Crime prevention measures; Program evaluation; Program monitoring; Recidivism; Texas
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