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  NCJ Number: NCJ 238531     Find in a Library
  Title: Reentry of Methamphetamine-Using Offenders into the Community: Identifying Key Strategies and Best Practices for Community Corrections
  Author(s): Nathan C. Lowe M.S. ; Matthew DeMichele Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/2010
  Page Count: 31
  Annotation: This report presents information on key strategies identified as improving reentry efforts of methamphetamine-using offenders returning to the community.
  Abstract: This report identified 12 strategies and 14 best practices for use in improving reentry efforts of methamphetamine-using offenders returning to the community. The strategies fall into five categories: treatment, sentencing and sanctions, supervision, collaboration, and public safety concerns. Effective treatment strategies include cross-training for corrections and treatment personnel, use of Medicaid eligible treatment services, and making substance abuse treatment comprehensive. Effective supervision strategies include use of confidentiality waivers in probation and parole orders and encouraging positive behavior through negative drug screens, while effective collaboration strategies include improved collaborative efforts between supervising officers and treatment professionals. To address public safety concerns, supervising officers should be properly trained to recognize clues to the manufacture of methamphetamine and to appropriately manage methamphetamine-using offenders. A summary of best practices identified at technical assistant sites in three States is also presented, with the best practices from each State discussed in detail. Information for this review was obtained through the use of a focus group of stakeholders working with methamphetamine-using offenders, and the provision of technical assistance to three sites in three States for the purpose of improving and enhancing their programming strategies in working with methamphetamine-using offenders in the reentry process. The three site provided technical assistance were the Colorado State Court Administrator’s Office, Division of Probation Services, Denver, CO; the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Parole, Intensive MA Treatment (IMT) Program, Sioux Falls, SD; and the Maricopa County Adult Probation, Phoenix, AZ. References
  Main Term(s): Reentry
  Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Probation conditions ; Drug offenders ; Contract probation ; Drug-abusing inmates ; Treatment techniques ; Probation effectiveness ; Probationer substance abuse ; Public Opinion of Drug Abuse ; Probation management ; Treatment effectiveness ; Methamphetamine
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2006-RE-CX-K102
  Sale Source: American Probation and Parole Assoc
P.O. Box 11910
The Council of State Government
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
United States of America
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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