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Residential Treatment Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 25

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Residential Treatment Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.


Residential Treatment

Substance abuse treatment may be provided in a variety of settings — outpatient, residential treatment, or while in confinement for those convicted of crimes. In many cases, substance abuse treatment that occurs in residential treatment facilities will involve some type of therapeutic services provided over a sustained period of time, and may address issues such as motivation, problem solving, and developing skills to resist substance abuse or other problem behaviors.



OJP Publications

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Residential Treatment Centers, OJJDP-Sponsored, July 2011

Final Report on the Evaluation of the Boys Town Short-Term Residential Treatment Program for Girls, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2010
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Ten-Year Follow-Up on the RCT Study of Mentoring in the Learning Environment (SMILE): Effects of the Communities in Schools Mentoring Program on Crime and Educational Persistence, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2020

Understanding School Safety and the Use of School Resource Officers in Understudied Settings, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020

Design and Implementation of Forensic Facial Identification Experts Test, NIJ-Sponsored, 2020

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