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  Manualized Treatment  

Manualized Treatment in a Seamless System of Care is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This project is a randomized block experiment to test the effectiveness of different models of the seamless criminal justice/treatment system and traditional criminal justice supervision on reducing recidivism and drug use, and improving social adjustment among offenders. Objectives of the study include:

  1. understanding the intervention’s impact based on offender risk factors (e.g., likelihood of engaging in further criminal behavior) and criminal justice outcomes;
  2. determining whether differences found between seamless and traditional system participants are moderated by offender risk level;
  3. understanding differential treatment and social adjustment outcomes (e.g., treatment progress, employment status) of different types of offenders participating in various treatment services; and
  4. examining levels of systems integration between the criminal justice agency and substance abuse treatment providers pre- and post-intervention and measuring the impact of systems integration on outcomes over time.
This project has resulted in a number of interesting findings, some of which are published or presented in the following journals and presentations.

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  Publications  
 
Taxman F.S., Rhodes A.G., & Dumenci, L. (2010). Construct and Predictive Validity of Criminal Thinking Scales. Criminal Justice and Behavior. In Press.
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Wooditch, A., Lawton, B., & Taxman, F. (Under Review). The Geography of Drug Abuse Epidemiology among Probationers in Baltimore.
 
  Presentations  
 
Wooditch, A. & Taxman, F. (November, 2010). “The Geography of Drug Abuse Epidemiology among Probationers in Baltimore, Maryland,” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology: San Francisco, CA.
Wooditch, A. & Taxman, F. (May, 2010). “The Geography of Drug Abuse Epidemiology among Probationers in Baltimore,” Poster presented at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Fourth Annual Conference for the Dissemination of Research on Addiction, Infectious Disease and Public Health: Baltimore, MD.
Rhodes A.G., & Taxman F.S. "The social networks of drug-using probationers in a randomized trial in Maryland," poster to be at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence annual meeting, June 15, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ.
Taxman F.S. & Wooditch, A. C. “New factors to consider in assessing accuracy of self-reported drug use in treatment settings,” poster to be at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence annual meeting, June 15, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ.
Wilson, M. & Taxman, F.S. “Relationship between criminal risk and HIV risk among probationers,” presented at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in San Francisco, CA.
“The Impact of Parole Officer-Offender Relationships on Recidivism and Substance Use: Results from a Randomized Trial,” at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence annual meeting, June 22, 2009, Reno, NV.
“Criminal History and Racial Disparities: Their Role in the Health of Incarcerated Persons” at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
“Offender Perceptions of Working Relationships with Parole Officers: Impact of a Collaborative Behavioral Model” at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting, November 2, 2008, Philadelphia, PA.
“Criminal Correlates of HIV and HCV: Results from a Randomized Study of Re-entering Offenders” at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, October 21, 2008, Boston, MA.
“A National Portrait of Treatment in the Criminal Justice System” at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Criminal and Juvenile Justice Matrix Workgroup, January 2009.
 

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