Transitions: Linkages From Jail To Community
TRANSITIONS, a novel jail-release program for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), will use evidence-based interventions and adapt them to create a comprehensive transitional program in Waterbury and New Haven County, Connecticut. Evidence-based interventions will include, but not be limited to, enhanced rapid HIV testing within the New Haven Community Correctional Center (NHCCC, local jail), intensive case management, continuity of buprenorphine treatment from the jail to the community setting and a novel Money Management (MM) program.
The HIV in Prisons Program and the Community Health Care Van (CHCV) at the Yale University AIDS Program, in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Correction and the Waterbury Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic, propose to expand the availability of opiate substitution treatment and to enhance clinical and social services for PLWHA, who are transitioning from the jail to the community setting.
As part of Transitions, we will develop a model Money Management program that we have used in community settings to improve health outcomes for socially and medically marginalized populations and adapt it for a jail-release program. The Transitions program will incorporate these elements into a combined intervention and will result in a clinical trial to compare the additional contribution of a money management program.
Behavioral: Intensive Case Management
Behavioral: Money Management
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Transitions: Linkages From Jail to Community|
- Substance use outcomes measured by self-report [ Time Frame: weekly reporting ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Urine toxicology results [ Time Frame: weekly report ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Behavioral: Intensive Case Management
Transitions involves the integration of evidence-based interventions, intensive case management that incorporates outreach elements similar to assertive community treatment (ACT). Intensive case management goes beyond the tenets of case management and incorporates community outreach. This model of case management has its roots in assertive community treatment (ACT) and has demonstrated a 37% greater reduction in homelessness and a 26% greater improvement in psychiatric symptom severity compared with standard case management treatments. As such, intensive case management is likely to result in important outcomes for the target population, is evidence-based and has been validated in prison-release programs.Drug: Buprenorphine
All participants that have a history of opiate dependency and need treatment with opiate substitution therapy will be offered Buprenorphine as an option for their substance use. For those who need additional or more structured treatment will be referred to methadone maintenance program.Behavioral: Money Management
All participants will be offered money management as a component for further assistance to this population who need financial management services in order to stabilize them and help with the transition back into the community upon release from incarceration.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00841711
|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale Clinical Research|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06510|
|Waterbury Hosp ID Clinic|
|Waterbury, Connecticut, United States, 06708|
|Principal Investigator:||Frederick L Altice, MD||Yale University|