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Specialty Mental Health Probation in North Carolina (SMHP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02990026
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 12, 2016
Last Update Posted : February 14, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Brief Summary:
Specialty mental health probation for offenders with severe mental illness has been widely disseminated; however, randomized studies are needed to determine its effectiveness. The purpose of the study is to test the feasibility and efficacy of specialty mental health probation (SMHP) for probationers with mental illness in North Carolina. 320 adult probationers with mental illness in will be randomly assigned to specialty mental health probation (experimental condition) or usual probation (control condition). Probationers assigned to the experimental condition will be supervised by specialty mental health probation officers, who will have reduced caseloads and advanced training in mental health and other topics. Probationers assigned to the control condition will receive standard probation. Criminal justice and mental health outcomes will be examined.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mental Illness Substance Use Criminal Behavior Behavioral: Specialty Mental Health Probation Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Specialty mental health probation for offenders with severe mental illness has been widely disseminated; however, randomized studies are needed to determine its effectiveness. The purpose of the study is to test the feasibility and efficacy of specialty mental health probation (SMHP) for probationers with mental illness in North Carolina. 320 adult probationers with severe mental illness in will be randomly assigned to receive specialty mental health probation (experimental condition) or standard probation (control condition). Probationers assigned to the experimental condition will be supervised by specialty mental health probation officers, who will have reduced caseloads and advanced training in mental health and other topics. Probationers assigned to the control condition will receive standard probation. Criminal justice and mental health outcomes will be examined.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 320 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Specialty Mental Health Probation in North Carolina
Actual Study Start Date : September 22, 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Mental Health

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Treatment
Specialty mental health probation - delivered by probation officers who receive specialized training and ongoing clinical consultation with a licensed mental health professional and who have reduced caseloads of exclusively mentally ill offenders.
Behavioral: Specialty Mental Health Probation
Specialty mental health probation includes the following components: (1) exclusively mentally ill caseload of probationers; (2) reduced caseload of 40-45 probationers; (3) problem-solving supervision orientation; (4) ongoing training and consultation; and (5) greater connection with local mental health services

Active Comparator: Control
Standard probation - delivered by a standard probation officer - care as usual
Behavioral: Specialty Mental Health Probation
Specialty mental health probation includes the following components: (1) exclusively mentally ill caseload of probationers; (2) reduced caseload of 40-45 probationers; (3) problem-solving supervision orientation; (4) ongoing training and consultation; and (5) greater connection with local mental health services




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Recidivism [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Recidivism, probation revocation or other criminal justice events


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mental health service engagement [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Administrative data from local and state mental health authorities will be accessed to assess mental health service utilization

  2. Mental health functioning [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Assessment of mental health functioning - standardized measure (Symptom Checklist - SCL-10-R)

  3. Social support [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Assessment of social support - standardized measure (Medical Outcomes Study - Social Support Scale [MOS])

  4. Life events checklist [ Time Frame: Baseline ]
    Assessment of traumatic life events - standardized measure (Life Events Checklist - LEC-5 Standard)

  5. Substance use [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    Criminal justice contact related to substance use - via administrative records

  6. Social network (researcher-created measure of social support network) [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    Access and utilization of pro-social network as measured by a researcher-created instrument

  7. Dual Role Relationship Inventory (DRRI, standardized measure) [ Time Frame: baseline, 6 months ]
    Assessment of probationer's relationship with probation officer



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Qualifying diagnosis of severe mental illness - schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder + on probation in North Carolina + capable of passing study competency quiz administered by the research team

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02990026


Locations
United States, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Recruiting
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States, 27759
Contact: Gary S. Cuddeback, Ph.D.    919-962-4363    gcuddeba@email.unc.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Gary Cuddeback University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Responsible Party: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02990026     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-0492
2015-SM-BX-0004 ( Other Identifier: UNC )
First Posted: December 12, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 14, 2018
Last Verified: February 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mental Disorders