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NCJ Number: 182218 Find in a Library
Title: National Evaluation of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program From Onset to Midpoint--Executive Summary
Author(s): Douglas S. Lipton; Frank S. Pearson; Harry K. Wexler
Corporate Author: National Development and Research Institute, Inc. (NDRI)
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: National Development and Research Institute, Inc. (NDRI)
New York, NY 10010
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
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National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an executive summary of the final report on the national evaluation of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners Program (RSAT) from onset to midpoint.
Abstract: The RSAT for State Prisoners Program provides funds for state and local programs that: (1) last from 6 to 12 months; (2) are provided in dedicated facilities set apart from the general correctional population; (3) are directed at the inmate’s substance abuse problems; (4) are intended to develop the inmate’s cognitive, behavioral, social, vocational and other skills; and (5) continue to require urinalysis and/or other proven reliable forms of drug and alcohol testing during and after release from residential custody. Evaluation by the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. is intended to survey the extent to which program goals were being accomplished in its first 2 years, and problems encountered by participating States. As of the midpoint of the RSAT initiative, approximately 7,700 clients were being treated. More than 3,600 RSAT clients have successfully completed and graduated from RSAT programs. The program holds the promise of breaking the cycle of drug abuse and crime and slowing the revolving door of criminal justice.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug abuse; Drug dependence; Drug treatment; Drug treatment programs; Federal programs; Rehabilitation; Treatment intervention model; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
Note: See NCJ 182219 for the Final Report
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