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NCJ Number: 164079 Find in a Library
Title: Impact of IMPACT: An Assessment of the Effectiveness of a Jail-Based Treatment Program
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:42  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1996)  Pages:553- 573
Author(s): J A Swartz; A J Lurigio; S A Slomka
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 21
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effects of a drug treatment program in Chicago's Cook County Jail was examined, with emphasis on rearrest rates and time to rearrest for program participants.
Abstract: The program, known as the Integrated Multiphase Program of Assessment and Comprehensive Treatment (IMPACT), involves three agencies and is based on the general model of a modified therapeutic community. The analysis revealed that IMPACT significantly reduced rearrest rates and delayed the time to rearrest for program participants. The outcomes improved as the length of stay in the program increased up to 150 days, after which no further reductions in recidivism occurred. In addition, community treatment significantly reduced rearrest rates, even for inmates who stayed an optimal length of time in the program. Tables, figures, and 22 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Illinois; Inmate drug treatment; Recidivism
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