Research Questions: NPC conducted process, cost and outcome evaluations for an employment enhancement component of the Baltimore City adult drug court program. Research Questions were: Are there differences in the characteristics of drug court participants who were referred to the employment enhancement services compared to those who were not referred? Are drug court participants who receive employment services more likely to become employed, stay employed, and/or have higher earnings than drug court participants who do not receive these additional services? Are there system level cost savings by providing employment services to drug court participants?
Project Design: NPC used a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to monitor the implementation of the service enhancement, track performance indicators, assess participant outcomes, and calculate program investment and outcome costs.
Funding Source: Office of Problem-Solving Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts of the State of Maryland and Baltimore City Adult Drug Treatment Court
Start Date: July 1, 2006
Reports and Publications:
Mackin, J. R., Carey, S. M., Finigan, M. W., Lucas, L. M., Lambarth, C. H., & Waller, M. S. (June 2008)
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Employment Enhancement Program at Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court – Outcome & Cost Evaluation
NPC Research: Portland, OR.
Perkins, T., & Mackin, J. R. (December 2007)
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake Employment Enhancement Program at Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court, Process Evaluation.
Portland, OR: NPC Research.