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Process Evaluation of the Gender Appropriateness of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program at Baylor Women's Correctional Institute, 1999-2001 (ICPSR 3474) RSS

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Summary:

The overall goals of the process evaluation were to assess the participants' views on the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT), a Therapeutic Community program at Baylor Women's Correctional Institute, and to determine whether the women thought the program met their needs specifically based on gender. The specific goals of the study were: (1) to determine drop-out points along the continuum of the treatment model and to review the case files to discover any patterns in client participation and review demographic data in the program, and (2) to assess what current participants thought about the program and treatment model. For Part 1, Recent Graduate Data, data were secured from case files of women who had been discharged from the Therapeutic Community (Key Village) program in Baylor Women's Correctional Institute in 1999. This analysis was used to prepare the survey instrument used for the interviews given to the women currently participating in the program. For Part 2, Client Assessment Satisfaction Data, the current residents of the program were interviewed. During fall of 2000 and spring of 2001, a survey was developed to assess how the current participants viewed the Key Program. The questions were intended to gather information to assess the gender appropriateness of the program. A database was constructed to search for any consistencies or variables that would address the issue of gender appropriateness or lack of such in the operation of the program from the participants' point of view. During the interview period there were a total of 88 women in the Key Program. Of the 88 women, 76 agreed to participate in the study. For Part 1, the variables cover demographic data, criminal history information, medical information, prior drug treatment histories, and program success or failure. Part 2 variables cover demographic information, and questions dealing with prior drug use, the first four weeks of the program, the confrontation aspects of the program, sanctions and program rules, staff/participant interaction, program activities and responsibilities as opposed to the general population, readiness for change, support systems, children's visits and children as motivation, physical aspects of the program, mental health, the need for additional vocational and educational services, significant aspects and experiences from the program, and desired changes to the program.

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DS1:  1999 Recent Graduate Data
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DS2:  Client Assessment Satisfaction Data
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Study Description

Citation

Garrison, Arthur H. PROCESS EVALUATION OF THE GENDER APPROPRIATENESS OF THE RESIDENTIAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT (RSAT) PROGRAM AT BAYLOR WOMEN'S CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE, 1999-2001. ICPSR version. Wilmington, DE: Delaware Criminal Justice Council [producer], 2001. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03474.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (1999-RT-VX-K016)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   client satisfaction, correctional facilities, counseling services, female inmates, female offenders, inmate programs, process evaluation, residential programs, substance abuse treatment, treatment facilities, treatment outcome

Geographic Coverage:   Delaware, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1999--2001

Date of Collection:  

  • 2000--2001

Unit of Observation:   Individuals.

Universe:   Women participating in the Therapeutic Community (Key Village) program in Baylor Women's Correctional Institute.

Data Types:   administrative records data, and survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Methodology

Study Purpose:   The overall goals of the process evaluation were to assess the participants' views on the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program at Baylor Women's Correctional Institute and to determine whether the women thought the program met their needs specifically based on gender. The specific goals of the study were: (1) to determine drop-out points along the continuum of the treatment model and to review the case files to discover any patterns in client participation and review demographic data in the program, and (2) to assess what current participants thought about the program and treatment model.

Study Design:   For Part 1, Recent Graduate Data, the study, data were secured from case files of women who had been discharged from the Therapeutic Community (Key Village) program in Baylor Women's Correctional Institute in 1999. This analysis was used to prepare the survey instrument used for the interviews given to the women currently participating in the program. For Part 2, Client Assessment Satisfaction Data, the current residents of the program were interviewed. During fall of 2000 and spring of 2001, a survey was developed to assess how the current participants viewed the Key Program. The questions were intended to gather information to assess the gender appropriateness of the program. A database was constructed to search for any consistencies or variables that would address the issue of gender appropriateness or lack of such in the operation of the program from the participants' point of view. During the interview period there were a total of 88 women in the Key Program. Of the 88 women, 76 agreed to participate in the study.

Sample:   Not applicable.

Data Source:

case files from the Therapeutic Community (Key Village) program in Baylor Women's Correctional Institute and personal interviews

Description of Variables:   For Part 1, the variables cover demographic data, criminal history information, medical information, prior drug treatment histories, and program success or failure. Part 2 variables cover demographic information, and questions dealing with prior drug use, the first four weeks of the program, the confrontation aspects of the program, sanctions and program rules, staff/participant interaction, program activities and responsibilities as opposed to the general population, readiness for change, support systems, children's visits and children as motivation, physical aspects of the program, mental health, the need for additional vocational and educational services, significant aspects and experiences from the program, and desired changes to the program.

Response Rates:   During the interview period for Part 2, there were a total of 88 women in the Key Program. Of the 88 women, 76 agreed to participate in the survey.

Presence of Common Scales:   Not applicable.

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB3474.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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