Springer Series on Evidence-Based Crime Policy

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment

Authors: Taxman, Faye S., Belenko, Steven

  • Addresses evidence-based correctional practice, evidence-based treatment in correctional settings and the organizational change-component
  • Covers the timely and important issue of  implementation science
  • Provides practical advice for furthering addiction treatment
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About this book

Community corrections programs are emerging as an effective alternative to incarceration for drug-involved offenders, to reduce recidivism and improve public health and public safety.  Since evidence-based practice is gaining recognition as a success factor in both community systems and substance abuse treatment, a merger of the two seems logical and desirable. But integrating evidence-based addiction treatment into community corrections is no small feat—costs, personnel decisions, and effective, appropriate interventions are all critical considerations.

 

Featuring the first model of implementation strategies linking these fields, Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment sets out criteria for identifying practices and programs as evidence. The book’s detailed blueprint is based on extensive research into organizational factors (e.g., management buy-in) and external forces (e.g., funding, resources) with the most impact on the adoption of evidence-based practices, and implementation issues ranging from skill building to quality control. With this knowledge, organizations can set realistic, attainable goals and achieve treatment outcomes that reflect the evidence base.

 

Included in the coverage:

  • Determining evidence for “what works.”
  • Organization change and technology transfer: theory and literature review.
  • The current state of addiction treatment and community corrections.
  • Unique challenges of evidence-based addiction treatment under community supervision.
  • Assessing suitability of evidence-based practice in real-world settings.
  • A conceptual model for implementing evidence-based treatment in community corrections.

 

Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment is a breakthrough volume for graduate- and postgraduate-level researchers in criminology, as well as policymakers and public health researchers.

Reviews

"This book could not be more timely. Community-based sanctions are attracting widespread attention, and many hope they will reduce recidivism and costs. But that won't happen unless we pay attention to implementation, the black box that Taxman and Belenko have unpacked in this outstanding book. Changing practice is more than just changing policies. Real change requires engaging community correctional agencies and their partners in the implementation process. This book provides new insights and a comprehensive framework for delivering programs that work and are sustainable. Any agency involved in implementing rehabilitation programs will be well advised to read this book closely. I highly recommend it."

 

 

Joan Petersilia

Adelbert H. Sweet Professor of Law

and Co-Director, Stanford Criminal Justice Center

Stanford Law School 


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Taxman, Faye S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Identifying the Evidence Base for “What Works” in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment

    Taxman, Faye S. (et al.)

    Pages 19-56

  • Theories of Organizational Change and Technology Transfer

    Taxman, Faye S. (et al.)

    Pages 57-90

  • Organizational Change – Technology Transfer Processes: A Review of the Literature

    Taxman, Faye S. (et al.)

    Pages 91-128

  • Community Corrections Addiction Treatment: Strategies to Adopt, Implement, and Sustain Effective Practices

    Taxman, Faye S. (et al.)

    Pages 129-149

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Hardcover $179.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-6260-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Community Corrections and Addiction Treatment
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0412-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0412-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0411-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6260-6
Series ISSN
2197-5809
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations
Topics