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Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009 Aug 1;103 Suppl 1:S33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.01.003. Epub 2009 Mar 3.

Filling service gaps: Providing intensive treatment services for offenders.

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  • 1Institute for Governmental Service and Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA. dyoung@umd.edu

Abstract

Consistent with the few studies that have previously examined treatment prevalence and access in the adult and juvenile justice systems, the recent National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices (NCJTP) survey indicated that there is a particular need to expand intensive treatment modalities for offenders in both institutional and community corrections settings. Applying multilevel modeling techniques to NCJTP survey data, this study explores conditions and factors that may underlie the wide variation among states in the provision of intensive treatment for offenders. Results indicate that states' overall rates of substance abuse and dependence, funding resources, and the state governor's political party affiliation were significantly associated with intensive treatment provision. Numerous factors that have been implicated in recent studies of evidence-based practice adoption, including state agency executives' views regarding rehabilitation, agency culture and climate, and other state-level measures (e.g., household income, crime rates, expenditures on treatment for the general population) were not associated with treatment provision. Future research should examine further variations in offenders' service needs, the role of legislators' political affiliations, and how other factors may interact with administrator characteristics in the adoption and expansion of intensive treatment services for offenders.

PMID:
19261394
PMCID:
PMC2784610
DOI:
10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2009.01.003
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