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Randomized Trial of a Multimodal Community-Based Prisoner Reentry Program Emphasizing Substance Abuse Treatment

NCJ Number
243434
Journal
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation Volume: 52 Issue: 4 Dated: May - June 2013 Pages: 287-309
Author(s)
Eric Grommon; William S. Davidson II; Timothy S. Bynum
Date Published
June 2013
Length
23 pages
Annotation
This study examined a community-based reentry program that prioritized substance abuse treatment.
Abstract
Prisoner reentry programs continue to be developed and implemented to ease the process of transition into the community and to curtail fiscal pressures. This study describes and provides relapse and recidivism outcome findings related to a randomized trial evaluating a multimodal, community-based reentry program that prioritized substance abuse treatment. Results from analyses suggest negligible effects for participants of the program across multiple outcome indicators. Avenues for further exploration are provided, with a cautionary emphasis on the continued expansion of multimodal community-based reentry programs. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.