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Individual-Level Predictors of Community Aftercare Completion

NCJ Number
Prison Journal Volume: 92 Issue: 1 Dated: March 2012 Pages: 106-124
Date Published
March 2012
19 pages
This study examined aftercare following prison-based drug treatment.
The importance of prison treatment for substance-using offenders in reducing recidivism and relapse has garnered much attention and acceptance over the past 30 years. The role of community aftercare as a continuum of the treatment process has been broadly acknowledged as essential in enhancing posttreatment success. However, our understanding of individual-level factors influencing a client's willingness to participate and engage in aftercare remains limited. This article presents findings of individual-level factors found to be associated with successful completion of aftercare among a sample of 259 ex-offenders admitted to aftercare following 12 months of in-prison drug treatment. (Published Abstact)

Date Published: March 1, 2012