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Evaluating A Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program in Delaware (DYT)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01187121
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2010 by University of Delaware.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : August 23, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The objective of this three year project funded by the National Institute of Justice is to conduct a program evaluation of the "Decide Your Time" program at the Hares Corner Office of the Delaware Department of Probation and Parole. The program is intended to provide an alternative to incarceration by monitoring chronic drug offenders through increased, regularly scheduled, known urinalysis testing, coupled with increasing sanctions and referral to treatment for positive tests. The program was designed and is being implemented by the Delaware Department of Probation and Parole. Offenders will become eligible for the program when they test positive for drugs at their initial probation intake at the Hare's Corner Probation Office in New Castle, Delaware or are moved from standard probation to intensive supervision due to failed urine tests. Due to budgetary constraints, the office lacks sufficient resources to place all eligible offenders into the program. The Department of Probation thus intends to randomly assign eligible offenders to either intensive supervision probation (ISP)(n=400) or the Decide Your Time program(n=400). Those in ISP will receive the normal intensive supervision requirements, including weekly visits and random urinalysis. Those in the enhanced condition will receive regularly scheduled urinalysis coupled with referral to treatment, if required, and a program of graduated sanctions. The Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies is conducting an evaluation of the program that involves examining data on effectiveness, and collecting and examining data on program implementation, and probation officer and client perspectives of how the program worked. It is hypothesized that those randomized to the Decide Your Time program will have fewer arrests, violations and positive urine screens upon program completion than those randomized to the control condition.

Condition or disease
Probationary Failure Recidivism Drug Relapse

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 800 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluating A Drug Testing and Graduated Sanctions Program in Delaware
Study Start Date : June 2010
Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort
Experimental
Those persons randomized to the Decide Your Time program.
Standard Pracitice
Those persons randomized to the standard probationary practice condition.


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Delaware Probationers who fail a urine screen are randomly assigned to either intensive supervision probation (ISP)(n=400) or the Decide Your Time program(n=400).
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • sentenced to intensive supervision and fails a urine drug screen at the HAres Corner Probation office in Delaware

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical Diagnosis of DSM-IV Mental Illness
  • Judge ordered Zero Tolerance program
  • Sex Offender
  • Less than sixty days on probation
Contacts and Locations

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Locations
United States, Delaware
New Castle Day Reporting Center at Hares Corner, 26 Parkway Circle
New Castle, Delaware, United States, 19720
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Delaware
Delaware Department of Probation & Parole
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Daniel J O'Connell, PhD University of Delaware
More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Daniel Joseph O'Connell, University of Delaware
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01187121     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 139855
First Posted: August 23, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2010
Last Verified: August 2010

Keywords provided by University of Delaware:
Graduated Sanctions
Probationary failure
recidivism
drug relapse
criminal justice

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Recurrence
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes