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Title: Evaluation of the Ridge House Residential Program: Final Report
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Author(s): Janeen Buck Willison ; Caterina Gouvis Roman, Ph.D. ; Ashley Wolff ; Vanessa Correa ; Carly R. Knight
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2010
Page Count: 92
  Annotation: This study from the Urban Institute examined the effectiveness of the Ridge House Residential Program, a spiritually-based, short-term transitional housing program in Reno, NV, that provides substance abuse treatment and employability training to parolees.
Abstract: Findings from this study indicate that participation in the Ridge House Residential Program, a spiritually-based, short-term transitional housing program in Reno, NV, did not affect the incidence or prevalence of re-arrest. Specifically, using program completion as a variable, multivariate regression analyses found that offenders who completed the Ridge House program had a lower probability of re-arrest and that program completion was associated with a 16 percent decrease in the probability of re-arrest. The study also found that offenders who completed the program had a lower incidence of property and person crimes. The main goal of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the Ridge House program in reducing recidivism. The study examined recidivism rates for a sample of 617 parolees (156 program participants and 461 comparison cases) affiliated with the Ridge House Residential Program. Using multiple regression analyses, the study test three hypotheses regarding program participation: would participation lower the odds of any re-arrest; would participation lower the average number of re-arrests; and would participation prolong the time to re-arrest. Limitations of the study are discussed, along with recommendations for future reentry evaluation research. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Post-release programs
Index Term(s): Habitual offenders ; Recidivism ; Social reintegration ; Parole outcome prediction ; Social skills training ; Recidivism prediction ; Adjustment to release ; Office of Justice Programs (OJP) ; Treatment effectiveness ; NIJ final report ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Nevada
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2004-DD-BX-1123
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
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Washington, DC 20037
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Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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