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STUDY 2010 HTM file
A randomized experimental study of gender-responsive substance abuse treatment for women in prison

From the USA a rare randomised controlled trial of prison-based substance use treatment for women finds substantial benefits from replacing a standard prison therapeutic community programme with one based on extensive trauma-informed and gender-responsive elements delivered in an entirely woman-only environment.

REVIEW 2011 HTM file
Integrated substance abuse and child welfare services for women: a progress review

This US-focused review calls for parents with substance use problems in the child welfare system to receive integrated services which comprehensively assess health and social problems and systematically match needs to problems in the context of a positive client-provider relationship.

REVIEW 2012 HTM file
Integrated programs for mothers with substance abuse issues: a systematic review of studies reporting on parenting outcomes

The first systematic review of whether integrated substance use/parenting programmes improve the parenting of problem substance using mothers found remarkably few quality studies, but enough to suggest that such programmes can improve the prospects of often highly at-risk children.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 149Kb
Clash of philosophies impedes work with young drug using offenders

Two innovative British projects provide valuable lessons about the problems of integrating drug counsellors in a youth justice setting and how these might be dealt with in order to more effectively tackle youth offending.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 109Kb
Treatment with drug testing promises to cut national burden of drug-related crime

A dramatic fall in offending among offenders retained at pilot drug treatment and testing order schemes supported the decision to implement these orders across England despite widespread failure to complete and inter-professional conflicts.

STUDY 2000 PDF file 147Kb
Throughcare fails to build on prison treatment

A UK Home Office report reveals that proactive organisation of post-release treatment following treatment in prison is the exception. Reductions in drug use and crime would probably be greater if the barriers to arranging throughcare could be overcome.

STUDY 2001 PDF file 112Kb
Treatment and testing orders should make a substantial dent in drug-related social costs

DTTOs were the UK's first borrowing from US drug courts with judges in the driving seat of treatment in sentences intended to avoid prison for drug-driven offenders. This evaluation reveals plusses but also minuses in the form of widespread breaches.

STUDY 2003 PDF file 268Kb
DTTOs: the Scottish way cuts the failure rate

Though rare in Scotland, failure is the norm for drug treatment and testing orders (court-ordered treatment as an alternative to normal sentencing) in England and Wales, leading to high reconviction rates. Two studies help account for the difference.

REVIEW 2006 PDF file 1464Kb
Motivational arm twisting: contradiction in terms?

Part 4 of the Manners Matter series asks whether motivational interviewing can overcome the hostile prison environment and the distrust of youngsters, drink drivers and other offenders pressured into counselling by the criminal justice system.

STUDY 2004 PDF file 156Kb
Prison treatment in Scotland fails to impress

The first published findings from the national Scottish drug treatment evaluation highlighted the relative inadequacy and ineffectiveness of treatment inside as opposed to outside prison.


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