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Inmate Programs & Treatment Programs at a Glance
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Inmate Programs & 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.

Corrections & Reentry

Inmate Programs & Treatment

To prepare offenders for return to their communities and reduce recidivism, inmates are provided opportunities while incarcerated to address health needs and develop life and work skills. Correctional facilities may offer inmates substance abuse and mental health treatment, and some institutions offer educational classes such as literacy classes, English as a Second Language, parenting classes, wellness education, adult continuing education, and library services.



OJP Publications

Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2017, NIJ,OJJDP, June 2020

Managing the Seriously Mentally Ill in Corrections, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Evaluating Medicaid Access for Halfway House Residents: A Research Partnership With the Connecticut Department of Correction, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Integrated Reentry & Employment Strategies: Pilot Project Process Evaluation Report, BJA-Sponsored, October 2019

Stakeholder Statements Submitted in Response to NIJs First Step Act Listening Sessions, NIJ, July 2019

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