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Process Evaluation of PADOC Integrated Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment for Female Offenders in PA

Justice Center researchers examined a training curriculum for PADOC staff to be used with female offenders with co-occurring disorders. Treatment activities were evaluated to determine the readiness for future program evaluations.

Project Team

  • Principal Investigator: Gary Zajac, Ph.D. (gxz3@psu.edu)
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Deirdre O'Sullivan, Ph.D., College of Education
  • Research Assistant: Edward Hayes, M.A.

About the Project

  • Second Chance Grant project through contract with PA Department of Corrections.
  • Process evaluation of co-occurring disorder treatment program for female offenders.

Research Objectives

  • Examined training curriculum developed and delivered to PADOC staff.
  • Examined integrated treatment activities.

Project Details

  • Identified intended program activities; document actual program activities.
  • Discovered program strengths and weaknesses related to implementation fidelity.

Implications

  • Results from this process evaluation will establish the readiness of the treatment program for future evaluation activities, including outcome evaluations.