Process and Outcome Evaluation of the STAR (Sisters Together Achieving Recovery) Program, September, 2010

(2010) Process and Outcome Evaluation of the STAR (Sisters Together Achieving Recovery) Program, September, 2010. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

In July of 2009, the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) received Byrne Justice Assistance Grant/American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy to conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the STAR (Sisters Together Achieving Recovery) program housed at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women (ICIW) in Mitchellville, Iowa. The STAR Program is a licensed inpatient substance abuse treatment program that utilizes a Therapeutic Community model (TC). All offenders exiting the STAR program between October 1, 2004 and June 30, 2008 were included in the study (n=173). A comparison sample was drawn of offenders exiting the ICIW during the same release time frame with identified but untreated substance abuse needs (n= 173). March 31, 2010 was designated as the cut-off date for the study. This yielded an average post-program follow-up time of 3.1 years. The STAR group was further divided into two groups by time of program exit. Participants exiting the program between October 1, 2004 and June 30, 2006 were designated as STAR 1 (n=78) and those exiting the program between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2008 were designated as STAR 2 (n=95). In order to have comparable tracking time between STAR groups, tracking time for STAR 1 concluded July 31, 2008. This yielded an average post release follow-up time of 2.4 years for both groups. Demographic, Program, Intervention, and Outcome data were examined. Comparisons were made between groups as well as categories of participation.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Criminal, Juvenile Justice, Court, CJJP, Human Rights,
Subjects: Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
Laws and regulations
Law enforcement and courts > Juvenile justice and rehabilitation
ID Code: 15043
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2013 20:08
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 20:08
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15043