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Matching Drug-Involved Probationers to Appropriate Drug Interventions: A Strategy for Reducing Recidivism  

Author:  Gregory P. Falkin.; Sheila Strauss.; Timothy Bohen.

Source: Volume 01, Number 06, November/December 2001 , pp.81-85(5)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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This article provides insight into why it is important to match clients to appropriate forms of treatment and how this might be done. The basic point is that when appropriate interventions (e.g., residential drug treatment, outpatient treatment, urine monitoring) are used with drug-involved clients, scarce treatment resources are utilized more effectively in reducing recidivism and relapse. The authors demonstrate the value of matching clients to appropriate treatment interventions by presenting findings from an evaluation study of the New York City Department of Probation’s (DOP) drug treatment initiative.

Keywords: drug treatment; community-based treatment

Affiliations:  ; 2: National Development and Research Institutes, Inc; 3: NYC Dept. of Probations.

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