Process evaluation for a prison-based substance abuse program

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This paper presents findings from a process evaluation conducted in a prison-based substance abuse program in Kentucky. The purpose of a process evaluation is to provide a comprehensive description of how a program is conceptualized, planned, implemented, modified, and terminated. This paper discusses key components in the Substance Abuse Program (SAP), including a detailed program description, modifications in planned treatment strategies, program documentation, and perspectives of program staff and clients. Findings from this initial process evaluation indicate that prison based programs have the potential to work for those who are committed to recovery. Discussion regarding program accomplishments and implications for modifications are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-127
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Funding Information:
This paper is supported by grant #DA-11309-03 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.


  • Offender treatment
  • Process evaluation
  • Substance abuse treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Law


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