101480: Drug Treatment Services for Adult Offenders

The State of the State

About the Course:

A national survey of prisons, jails, and community correctional agencies was conducted to estimate the prevalence and access to correctional programs and drug treatment services for adult offenders. The National Criminal Justice Treatment Practices survey provides a better understanding of the distribution of services and programs across prisons, jails, and community correctional agencies, and allows researchers and policy makers to understand some of the gaps in services and programs that may negatively affect recidivism reduction efforts.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2007

Authors

Faye S. Taxman, Ph.D.; Matthew Perdoni; Lana D. Harrison

About the Authors:

Faye S. Taxman is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Matthew Perdoni is a research assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Lana D. Harrison is a Professor at the University of Delaware in the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drug treatment services for adult offenders. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of substance abuse disorders among the criminal justice population and the history of treatment services offered to them.

  2. Describe the administration of the National Survey on Criminal Justice Treatment Practices (NCJTP), including terminology and methodology.

  3. Identify key findings regarding substance abuse treatment for criminal offenders, including programs in prisons, jails, and community settings.

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