The Effects of Manualized Treatment in a Seamless System

Principal Investigator: Faye Taxman, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator: Monique Wilson, Dr.P.H.
Project Director: Meda Barker, M.S.
Funded By: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Grant #: R01 DA017729
Total Project Period: 8/05 – 7/10

The overarching purpose of this study is to assist offenders in adopting a crime-free, drug-free lifestyle, and to increase the probability that they will successfully complete supervision. The intervention involves three complementary components: 1) an initial collaborative goal-setting session between the drug-involved offender, the Probation Agent (PO), and the Addiction Treatment Counselor or Clinician; 2) 18 weeks of group counseling, involving the drug-involved offenders, the Clinician, and the PO; and 3) 6 sessions designed to help the offender improve communications with significant others and strengthen informal social control networks in the community that can support the offender’s efforts at desistance.