Using Data and Research to Ensure Effectiveness and Accountability: Experiences from the Implementation of Illinois’ Sheridan Correctional Center Therapeutic Community

Program Development & Evolution
Where Research Fits into the Circle of Program Life

A “Perfect Storm”

Problem Identification & Assessment: Illinois’ Adult Prison Admissions, Releases & Population

Problem Identification & Assessment:Factors Seen by Illinois’ Inmates as Important to Staying out of Prison

Steps in Program Development

Pipeline study (Reality Check)

Needs of Soon-to-be-Released Adult Male Inmates in Illinois (Urban Institute)

Needs of Soon-to-be-Released Adult Male Inmates in Illinois (Urban Institute)

Number of U.S. State Prisons With Drug Treatment as “Primary” Function

Sheridan Correctional Center Basics

Strategy Implementation - Process Evaluation Methods

Profile of Sheridan Inmates, by Primary Substance of Abuse

Poly Drug Use, Education, and Employment History for Sheridan Participants

Composite Measures* of Treatment Participation, Satisfaction, Counselor/Inmate Rapport & Peer Support Among Sheridan Participants

Process Evaluation Findings & “Impact”

The “Impact” of the Process Evaluation

Future Impact Evaluation

“Preliminary” Recidivism Analyses: Rearrests Following Release of First Cohort

Conclusions & Lessons Learned

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