CJ-DATS: Targeted HIV/Hepatitis Intervention for Reentering Offenders

James A. Inciardi, Principal Investigator
Steven S. Martin, Co-Principal Investigator
Daniel J. O’Connell, Co-Principal Investigator
Ronald A. Beard, Co-Principal Investigator
Hilary L. Surratt, Co-Principal Investigator

Initiated: 2002

Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Project Summary:

As the lead center, CDAS staff developed a DVD-based intervention for use with reentering drug-involved offenders. In a multi-site field trial which was initiated in 2006, the project evaluated an existing state-of-the-art HIV intervention and the new multi-media, DVD-based approach tailored to the specific risk circumstances of different gender and race/ethnic groups. These two interventions were contrasted with the “standard practice” intervention received by a group of parolees reentering the community.

Select Publications:

Inciardi, James A., Hilary L. Surratt, Steven S. Martin, Daniel J. O’Connell, Anthony Salandy and Ronald A. Beard. 2007. “Developing a Multimedia HIV and Hepatitis Intervention for Drug-Involved Offenders Reentering the Community.” The Prison Journal 87: 111-142.

Martin, Steven S., Daniel J. O’Connell, James A. Inciardi, Hilary L. Surratt, and Kristin M. Maiden. “Integrating an HIV/HCV Brief Intervention in Prisoner Reentry: Results of a Multi-Site Prospective Study.” Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, in press.