CJ-DATS: Performance Indicators for Corrections (PIC)

Daniel J. O’Connell, Principal Investigator
Christine A. Saum, Co-Principal Investigator
Steven S. Martin, Co-Principal Investigator

Initiated: 2002

Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse

Project Summary:

Instruments to evaluate client motivation and treatment needs were developed and tested in the PIC study. These instruments are the Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment for Criminal Justice (CJ-CEST) and the Client Assessment Inventory (CAI). David Kressel of National Development and Research Institutes (NDRI) authored the CAI, which consists of 14 scales corresponding to domains targeted for improvement in therapeutic community-based treatment. The CJ-CEST, developed at Texas Christian University, includes four scales measuring treatment needs and motivation, six scales measuring psychological and social functioning, and five scales measuring treatment process.