Outcomes

Outcomes Report: Lumberton CRV, Robeson County, NC

North Carolina Department of Corrections | February 2018

The Justice Reinvestment Act of 2011 led to significant changes in sentencing laws in North Carolina, changes that led to revisions in practices set 20 years prior. The state decided, rather than returning technical probation violators to incarceration with no services, to return violators to unique in-custody facilities for in-prison programming for up to 90 days. In analyzing 480 program participants in 2017, this report explores how North Carolina's Confinement in Response to Violation Center in Lumberton has reduced criminal thinking significantly between pre- and post-treatment.

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Outcomes Report: Morganton CRV, Burke County, NC

North Carolina Department of Corrections | February 2018

In North Carolina's Confinement in Response to Violation Centers, GEO Reentry uses the Texas Christian University Criminal Thinking Scales (CTS) to measure the effect of programming on antisocial cognition and attitudes. In analyzing 582 program participants who attended the Morganton CRV, this report explores how programming has reduced criminal thinking significantly between pre- and post-treatment.

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Outcomes Report: Kern County, CA

Kern County Probation | January 2018

Assessing outcomes data is an important factor in evaluating the value of a reentry program for a jurisdiction. The Kern County Probation Department, with the assistance of its Research, Analysis and Data Unit, reviewed outcomes data from its Day Reporting Center program over a two-year period. The DRC, a non-residential program designed for medium- to high-risk probationers, achieved positive results in the study. Assessing three groups: DRC graduates; probationers who had received at least 90 days of programming; and a control group that received no DRC services, found only 30% of graduates recidivated while the control group recidivated at a 53% rate. Additionally, the data showed graduates who did recidivate were typically convicted of lesser offenses than the other groups assessed.

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Outcomes Report: Illinois Reentry Service Centers

Illinois Department of Corrections | November 2017

The Illinois DOC funds reentry service centers statewide for parolees returning to community life. In these RSC programs, parolees receive evidence-based programming, including cognitive behavioral treatment, in a non-residential setting. A key to a participants’ success is reducing their level of risk. GEO Reentry Services, which operates the RSC programs, uses the LSI-R tool to assess risk levels. This study, assessing 253 program participants in five RSCs, found that their risk levels had dropped 13% in assessed risk when they participated in RSC programming. For parolees who completed the program, their assessed risk dropped further, with their risk levels reduced by 22%. Additionally, for 225 participants deemed at high-risk for recidivating who completed the program, their risk score dropped an impressive 19.5%.

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Outcomes Report: Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Prison System | October 2017

The Philadelphia Prison System funded a study entitled “Making a Difference in Offender Recidivism: Correctional Treatment Programming,” which was conducted by researchers from nearby Drexel University. The study sought to assess the effect of correctional treatment programming when delivered at Hoffman Hall, a 400-bed residential reentry center where individuals received evidence-based treatment, and a control group that did not receive these services. The study included a large sample size, 803 male participants who received treatment, and found they were 24% less likely to recidivate than the control group.

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Outcomes Report: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Corrections | October 2017

Reducing offender risk and focusing on stable employment are key factors for participants in reentry services. This study reviews four non-residential reentry service centers in Pennsylvania, including Franklin County RSC, Dauphin County RSC, Lancaster County RSC, and York County RSC. Participants in this study group had their risk scores—measured by the LSI-Revised—drop by 29.6%, moving these participants from what many consider at high to medium risk of recidivating. Additionally, an average of 71.9% of reentrants obtained employment while at the reentry service centers.

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Outcomes Report: Franklin County Reentry Service Center

Franklin County, PA | December 2010

After overhauling its correctional system in 2006, Franklin County, PA., opened a non-residential reentry program for probationers that included cognitive behavioral treatment. This study compares 362 probationers who successfully completed the programming against a control group of 299 probationers who received standard probation services during a comparable period. Among other findings, researchers found a significantly lower recidivism rate for program participants versus the comparison group, 18.2% versus 47.8%, respectively.

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