Factors Affecting Client Motivation in Therapeutic Community Treatment for Offenders in Delaware

Steven S. Martin, Principal Investigator
Christine A. Saum, Co-Principal Investigator

Initiated: 1997

Funding Source: National Institute of Justice

Project Summary:

The State of Delaware’s Therapeutic Continuum of residential treatment for drug abusing prisoners has become a model for the State Prisoner Program (OJP 1996), and Delaware plans to use its new treatment funding to expand treatment capacity and urine monitoring for drug offenders nearing release, in work release, and in community supervision. Delaware has also had success in evaluating its treatment programs and seeks to expand on its outcome evaluation efforts with the support of NIJ’s Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners’ Program. To that end, the specific research aims of this project were to evaluate the CREST TC program in cooperation with NDRI, use grant support to access official correctional and criminal justice records to improve recidivism outcome criteria, and make retrospective use of existing client treatment files to augment existing evaluation data.

Select Publications:

Martin, Steven S., Clifford A. Butzin, Christine A. Saum, and James A. Inciardi. 1999. “Three-year Outcomes of TC Treatment for Drug Involved Offenders in Delaware: From Prison to Work Release to Aftercare.” The Prison Journal 79: 294-320.