Victim Impact Modules for Jail Inmates

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified May 2013 by George Mason University
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
June Tangney, George Mason University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01381146
First received: June 17, 2011
Last updated: May 3, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate feasibility of modularized delivery of the Impact of Crime (IOC) group intervention with jail inmates, and obtain preliminary data on its effectiveness in reducing post-release recidivism, substance abuse, and HIV risk behavior.


Condition Intervention Phase
Substance Abuse
HIV Risk
Shame
Guilt
Empathy
Criminogenic Thinking
Behavioral: Impact of Crime Modules
Behavioral: TAU
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1-2 Study of Victim Impact Group Modules for Jail Inmates

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Further study details as provided by George Mason University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Recidivism - Self report of arrests and undetected crimes [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Acceptability - number of participants who indicate the module was helpful and number who would recommend treatment to a friend [ Time Frame: 1 week post-treatment up to 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of inmates who complete the intervention [ Time Frame: 5 sessions over a period of 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Self reported Substance use and dependence -Texas Christian University measure [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Self reported HIV risk behavior (sex and Intravenous Drug Use) Texas Christian University measure [ Time Frame: 3 months post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported Shame-proneness from baseline [ Time Frame: Changes from pre- to post-treatment up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported Shame-proneness from baseline [ Time Frame: Changes from pre-treatment to 3 mos post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported Guilt-proneness from baseline [ Time Frame: Changes from pretreatment to 3 months post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported Guilt-proneness from baseline [ Time Frame: Changes from pretreatment to post-treatment up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported empathy from baseline [ Time Frame: changes from pre- to post-treatment up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self-reported empathy from baseline [ Time Frame: changes from pre-treatment to 3 mos post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self reported criminogenic thinking from baseline [ Time Frame: changes from pre-treatment to post-treatment up to 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Changes in self reported criminogenic thinking from baseline [ Time Frame: changes from pre-treatment to 3 mos post-release up to 9 mos ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Impact of Crime Modules
5 session/1 week modules of a restorative justice inspired victim impact group intervention
Behavioral: Impact of Crime Modules
5 session/1 week modules of a restorative justice inspired victim impact group intervention
TAU
treatment as usual -- participants have access to all other jail programs and services
Behavioral: TAU
have access to other jail programs and services

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be male
  • Must be currently incarcerated jail inmate
  • Must be sentenced
  • Sentence must be short enough to serve out sentence at ADC
  • Release date must follow projected final session of treatment
  • Must speak, read, and write in English with sufficient proficiency to use workbook and participate in group sessions
  • Must be assigned to the jail's "general population"

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Actively psychotic
  • Assigned "keep separate" from other group members
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01381146

Contacts
Contact: June Tangney, Ph.D. 703 993 1365 jtangney@gmu.edu
Contact: Jeffrey Stuewig, Ph.D. 703 993 1365 jstuewig@gmu.edu

Locations
United States, Virginia
Fairfax County Adult Detention Center Not yet recruiting
Fairfax, Virginia, United States, 22030
Contact: Brandon Cosby, MA    703-246-3065    bcosby@oarfairfax.org   
Sponsors and Collaborators
George Mason University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: June P Tangney, Ph.D. George Mason University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: June Tangney, Professor, George Mason University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01381146     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: R01DA014694-12, R01DA014694
Study First Received: June 17, 2011
Last Updated: May 3, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by George Mason University:
criminal behavior
substance abuse
HIV risk behavior
criminogenic thinking
shame
guilt
empathy
jail inmates
restorative justice
Crime

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014