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NCJ Number: 65595 Find in a Library
Title: SKILLS TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT FOR EX-ADDICTS IN WASHINGTON (DC) - A REPORT ON TREAT (TRAINING, REHABILITATION, AND EMPLOYMENT FOR ADDICTS IN TREATMENT)
Corporate Author: District of Columbia Dept of Human Resources
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: District of Columbia Dept of Human Resources
Washington, DC
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: H81 DA-01714
Publication Number: ADM78-694
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS A REPORT ON THE 1-YEAR TRAINING, REHABILITATION, AND EMPLOYMENT FOR ADDICTS IN TREATMENT (TREAT) DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON, D.C., WHICH OFFERED SKILLS TRAINING AND PAID JOBS TO TO FORMER DRUG ADDICTS.
Abstract: THE TREAT PROGRAM, CONDUCTED DURING 1975-1976, DEMONSTRATED THE VALUE OF POOLING LOCAL COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT-RELATED SERVICES TO ASSIST CLIENTS IN DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT. THE COOPERATION BETWEEN THE NATIONAL TREATMENT ADMINISTRATION (NTA), THE COMPREHENSIVE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ACT (CETA), THE PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT (PSE) PROGRAM, AND THE BUREAU OF REHABILITATION SERVICES (BRS) RESULTED IN A MODEL IN WHICH EX-ADDICTS WERE PROVIDED WITH AUTOMOTIVE, BUILDING AND CLERICAL SKILLS TRAINING, VOCATIONAL COUNSELING, AND PART-TIME PAID JOB EXPERIENCES. OUT OF 95 CLIENTS ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM, 52 COMPLETED IT, 25 WENT TO SECURE FULL TIME JOBS; AND 6 MONTHS LATER, 96 PERCENT WERE STILL EMPLOYED. IN ADDITION, THE TREAT CLIENTS' OUTLOOK ON JOB PROSPECTS FOR EX-ADDICTS IMPROVED SIGNIFICANTLY, ESPECIALLY WHEN COMPARED WITH THE CONTROL GROUP OF 100 NTA CLIENTS UNDER TREATMENT AND COUNSELING SERVICES, BUT WITHOUT THE TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE. HOWEVER, PROGRAM SUCCESS DEPENDS ON CAREFUL SCREENING AND SELECTION OF MOTIVATED CLIENTS, COMPREHENSIVE VOCATION COUNSELING TO HELP THEM HANDLE THE '9 TO 5' ROUTINE, AND PERMANENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES AFTER PROGRAM COMPLETION. STATISTICAL DATA ON TREAT CLIENTS, THE CONTROL GROUP, AS WELL AS A REVISED BOGARDUS SCALE ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Employment; Vocational training
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