An Evaluation of California's Experiment With HOPE

P

Pepperdine University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Drugs of Abuse

Treatments

Behavioral: Parole-as-usual
Behavioral: HOPE supervision

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01237691
SPPN1110F01

Details and patient eligibility

About

The phase I evaluation is intended to assess whether or not frequent drug testing and immediate short-term incarceration for drug use and/or other violations and mandated drug treatment for multiple violations, reduces the recurrence of drug use and/or other violation behaviors by California parolees assigned to the study group.

Full description

The California HOPE pilot program is being implemented under the authority granted in Penal Code 5058.1. The phase I evaluation is intended to assess whether or not frequent drug testing and immediate short-term incarceration for drug use and/or other violations and mandated drug treatment for multiple violations, reduces the recurrence of drug use and/or other violation behaviors by California parolees assigned to the study group compared with parole-as-usual.

Enrollment

105 estimated patients

Sex

Male

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Assigned to the Sacramento Metro IV Parole Unit.
  • Released from a term of return-to-custody for a violation for, or involving, the use of drugs.
  • Have a maximum controlling discharge date at least one year from the date of release from the return-to-custody term.

Exclusion criteria

History of convictions for crimes that require registration under Penal Code Section 290.

Trial design

105 participants in 2 patient groups

HOPE supervision
Experimental group
Description:
Parolee supervised under California's new HOPE parole model.
Treatment:
Behavioral: HOPE supervision
Parole-as-usual
Active Comparator group
Description:
Parolees supervised under California parole-as-usual.
Treatment:
Behavioral: Parole-as-usual

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