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Process Evaluation of the Forever Free Substance Abuse Treatment Program

By Prendergast, Michael

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Title: Process Evaluation of the Forever Free Substance Abuse Treatment Program  
Author: Prendergast, Michael
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Language: English
Subject: Law., Law & economy, Litigation and arbitration
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Publisher: Department of Justice

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Prendergast, M. (n.d.). Process Evaluation of the Forever Free Substance Abuse Treatment Program. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Executive Summary: Introduction: The Forever Free Substance Abuse Treatment Program is an intensive residential treatment program lasting four to six months for women inmates with substance abuse problems, followed by up to six months of community residential treatment during parole supervision. The evaluation research is funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) under its Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Evaluation Program. The process evaluation of Forever Free reported here focused on characteristics and behaviors of the women while in treatment. The study was also intended to establish the foundation for an outcome evaluation of the program. The future outcome evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the Forever Free Program in addressing the problems of substance-abusing women in criminal justice populations.

Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Recent Statistics on Women Inmates and Their Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Numbers and Characteristics of Substance-Abusing Women Offenders in California . . . 4 Parole Violators and Recidivists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Prior Treatment Experience of Women Offenders in California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Treatment Needs of Substance-Abusing Women Offenders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Improving Psychosocial Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Developing Bonding and Effective Parenting Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Providing Transition and Continuing Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Previous Studies of Forever Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 DesignandMethods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Domains and Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Therapeutic Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Psychological Functioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Treatment Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 GroupInteraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 LocusofControl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Subject Selection and Data Collection Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Description of Forever Free and Its Institutional Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Institutional Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Development of the Forever Free Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Status of the Forever Free Program During the Study Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 PhilosophyandGoals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ProgramElements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Counselor Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Program Recruitment, Intake. and Assessment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Program Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Transition to Community Residential Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Community Residential Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Program Organization and Forever Free Staff (Background and Duties) . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Forever Free Study Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Program Participation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Relationships with Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Therapeutic Alliance and Psychological Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Correlations between Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Focus Groups Conducted with Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

 
 



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