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  NCJ Number: NCJ 181402   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Process Evaluation of a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for State Prisoners: The W.J. Maxey Boys Training School
  Document URL: PDF 
  Dataset URL: DATASET 1
  Author(s): William C. Birdsall Ph.D. ; Maureen Okasinski MSW
  Corporate Author: University of Michigan
School of Social Work
United States of America
  Date Published: 02/2000
  Page Count: 135
  Annotation: A process evaluation of a residential drug treatment program intended to reduce drug abuse and recidivism among youth placed at Maxey Boys Training School in Michigan focused on the program activities, program participants, and success in this new program.
  Abstract: The program began operating in May 1997. The evaluation focused on the appropriateness of the participants, staff training, variations in service delivery over time, participant progress, and organizational factors that change service delivery and participant progress. The research used information on service delivery, treatment services, program progress, staff, and staff training and from surveys, focus groups, and observations of program participants and comparison groups. Results revealed substantial improvements in the process of choosing participants during the evaluation period, as well as extensive initial training and planning for the program. Areas of concern included reporting accountability and missing data on the treatment activity monitoring form. Service delivery improved over time. However, more than half the youths did not exit the program within the stated 12-month time frame. Nevertheless, organizational changes improved supervision and service delivery. Overall, the process of delivery of the program funds and program has improved over time. Findings indicated the need for a more detailed evaluation of the agency and treatment model, as well as ongoing process and outcome evaluations are recommended. Tables and appended program materials
  Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
  Index Term(s): Staff development training ; Drug treatment programs ; Treatment offender matching ; Program implementation ; Services effectiveness ; Male juvenile delinquents ; Juvenile drug treatment ; Treatment techniques ; Treatment effectiveness ; Michigan
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-RT-VX-K008
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Program/Project Evaluation
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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