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Title: Critical Elements in Developing Effective Jail-Based Drug Treatment Programming
Corporate Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
United States of Americ
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
US Dept of Health and Human Services
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is specifically designed to assist jurisdictions interested in developing jail-based drug treatment programs in new or existing facilities.
Abstract: The manual, intended to help administrative staff, planners, and providers in establishing successful jail-based drug treatment programs, is divided into two stages. The first stage focuses on identifying resources, assessing costs and benefits, reviewing legislation and regulations, and exploring possible barriers to program implementation. The second stage emphasizes detailed planning and program development based on the following 11 critical elements: determine jail population profile, write mission statement, develop support base, select treatment approach, develop strategy for continuity of care, develop screening and referral system, design information tracking system, develop policies and procedures, plan and conduct training, foster intra-agency partnerships, and conduct program evaluation. Consideration of the preceding critical elements can enhance the potential for jail-based drug treatment program success.
Main Term(s): Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Jails; Program design; Program implementation; Program planning
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