Transitions: Linkages From Jail To Community
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00841711|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : August 12, 2016
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|HIV Substance Abuse HIV Infections||Behavioral: Intensive Case Management|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||127 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Transitions: Linkages From Jail to Community|
|Study Start Date :||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2013|
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.
- Substance use outcomes measured by self-report [ Time Frame: weekly reporting ]
- Urine toxicology results [ Time Frame: weekly report ]
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): 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|