Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS):  Middle atlantic center

James A. Inciardi, Principal Investigator
Steven S. Martin, Co-Principal Investigator
Clifford Butzin, Co-Principal Investigator
Lana Harrison, Co-Principal Investigator
Hilary L. Surratt, Co-Principal Investigator
Daniel J. O’Connell, Project Director

Initiated: 2002

Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Project Summary:

This project is part of the National Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Research Studies (CJ-DATS), supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and collaborating Federal partners (CDC, CSAT, BOP, NIC, BJA, NIJ). The overall objective of CJ-DATS was to improve outcomes for criminal justice involved individuals with drug abuse problems or addictive disorders by enhancing the integration of drug abuse treatment with other public health and safety systems. Studies included research on alternative treatment approaches, treatment and recovery processes, and how the organizations or agencies that deal with drug-disordered criminal justice-involved individuals can improve their interaction to achieve better public health, public safety, and individual outcomes.

CDAS participated in several CJ-DATS sponsored studies: