Treatment outcome study for prison-based substance abuse treatment program.

Grants and Contracts Details


The Ceuter on Drug and Alcohol Research will be responsible for conducting the treatment outcOIm study for the Kentucky Department of Corrections prison-based substance abuse treatment programs. The evaluatioD has 3 primary objectives: 1) To implement data collection using PDA's for DOC substance abuse treatment programs, which will describe the characteristics of incarcerated males and females inmates at treatment entry; 2) To examine trea.tment outcomes 12-months post-release from prison including relapse, recidivism, and comrounity subsf2nce abuse treatment utilization for a sample of substance abusing offenders; and 3) To report quarterly reports on data collection activities and descriptive baseline findings and yearly reports on the 12-month follow-up data. Self-reported baseline data will be collected by the treatment service providers at int3k:e using a PDA Participants will be a.sked to voluntarily consent to the electronic submission of their intake infonnation to CDAR . for data managemmt and data analyses. Baseline data. will be used to report client cbaract~tics and treatment utilization. Follow-up data W11l be collected 12-months after prison for a randomly selected group of participants who volunteer to participate in the follow-up study. Follow-up locating and tracking procedures win be initiated by CDAR im:mediately following release from prison. Periodic contact may be made with each participant during the: time between release and follow-up eligibility using proccdur~. Interviews will be conducted by CDAR staff face-to-face when possible, or by phone.
Effective start/end date8/15/056/30/06


  • KY Department of Corrections: $103,500.00


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