skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 228134 Find in a Library
Title: Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Referred by the Criminal Justice System
Corporate Author: RTI International
United States of America

Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
United States of America

SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
United States of America
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: RTI International
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
Rockville, MD 20857
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22209
Sale Source: SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm 7-1044
Rockville, MD 20857
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|HTML|PDF|PDF
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examined substance abuse treatment admissions referred by the criminal justice system using the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).
Abstract: Individuals may be referred to substance abuse treatment through the criminal justice system either as part of a diversionary program before formal adjudication or as part of a formal sentencing program. Results show that in 2007, criminal justice system referral admissions were more likely than all other referral admissions to be employed either full or part-time and less likely to not be in the labor force; criminal justice system referral admissions were less likely than all other referral admissions to drop out of treatment; and the fastest growth in criminal justice system referrals were among admissions younger than 18 and admissions for primary marijuana and primary methamphetamine abuse. Treatment providers whose admissions derive from the criminal justice system need to understand the ancillary needs of these admissions and ensure that their programs are prepared to offer appropriate assistance. Similarly, both public policymakers and funders need to ensure that as the proportion of such referrals grows, adequate resources are available to meet the needs of referrals from the criminal justice system. Table and figures
Main Term(s): Diversion programs; Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Adjustment to prison; Alcohol abuse; Alcohol abuse prevention; Alcoholism treatment programs; Criminal justice program evaluation; Criminal justice projects; Drug treatment programs; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile treatment evaluation; Juvenile treatment methods; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Treatment effectiveness
Note: The TEDS Report downloaded August 25, 2009.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.