Clark County Washington Residential DOSA Drug Court Process, Outcome, and Cost Evaluation

Status: current

Project Goals: The primary objectives of enhancing the ADC and DOSA (Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative) Programs with a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) is to provide intensive recovery support services that will promote long-term recovery and self-sufficiency beyond the program through coordinated community resources. As part of this evaluation NPC Research will:

  1. Conduct a process evaluation to assess wellness court program’s fidelity to NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards.
  2. Review program data to assess data sufficiency for evaluating key outcomes.
  3. The outcome study will use a quasi-experimental design. Comparison group members will be compared to participants with a DOSA sentence served as part of a treatment court program.
  4. A cost evaluation will also be conducted using the TICA approach.

Project Design: Process evaluation, outcome evaluation, cost evaluation

Funding Source: Clark County Washington has contracted with NPC Research to conduct the evaluation using funds from a federal BJA (Bureau of Justice Assistance) grant.

Start Date: October 2017

Project Team

Co-Principal Investigators

Marny Rivera, Ph.D.

Shannon Carey, Ph.D.

Project Director

Shannon Davidson, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Adrian Johnson, M.S.W.

Kate Kissick, B.A.

Brian Lee, M.S.

Lisa Lucas, B.A.

David Reinitz, B.A.

Mark Waller, B.A.