skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

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: 69379 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CLIENT PROFILE - DRUG CONTRACT HOUSES, 1977 AND 1978 RELEASES
Author(s): L T WILLIAMS
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 52
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Dept of Correction
Milford, MA 01757 -369
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Publication Number: 11,969-54-250-6-80
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A STATISTICAL PROFILE OF RESIDENTS OF MASSACHUSETTS DRUG CONTRACT HOUSES DURING 1977-78 IS PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE DRUG CONTRACT HOUSES REHABILITATE DRUG-DEPENDENT PERSONS BY PROVIDING A THERAPEUTIC ENVIRONMENT. THE STATISTICAL PROFILE IS THE FIRST COMPONENT OF A 3-PART EVALUATION OF 88 RESIDENTS RELEASED FROM DRUG CONTRACT HOUSES IN 1977 AND 1978, THE FIRST 2 YEARS OF THE PROGRAM'S OPERATION. STATISTICS COVER MOVEMENT CLIENTS IN AND OUT OF THE DRUG HOUSES, TERMINATION OF PROGRAM PARTICIPATION, AND BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS OF PROGRAM COMPLETERS AND NONCOMPLETERS. A BRIEF NARRATIVE SUMMARY NOTES THAT SEVERAL VARIABLES APPEAR TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PROGRAM COMPLETERS AND NONCOMPLETERS. AMONG THESE ARE NUMBER OF FURLOUGHS, LAST GRADE COMPLETED, NUMBER OF COURT APPEARANCES, NUMBER OF JUVENILE INCARCERATIONS, AND AGE AT PRERELEASE PLACEMENT. IT IS ALSO NOTED THAT THE PROGRAM COMPLETION RATE WAS 44 PERCENT FOR 1977 AND 42 PERCENT FOR 1978. ONLY 12 PERCENT OF 1977 RELEASEES AND 11 PERCENT OF 1978 RELEASEES WERE SUBSEQUENTLY COMMITTED FOR DRUG OFFENSES--PERCENTAGES COMPARABLE TO THOSE FOUND IN THE GENERAL POPULATION. OTHER EVALUATION COMPONENTS WILL COMPARE CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPLETERS AND NONCOMPLETERS IN DETAIL, AND ANALYZE 1-YEAR RECIDIVISM DATA. TABLES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs; Massachusetts; Offender statistics; Program evaluation
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=69379

*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.