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:
- Conduct a process evaluation to assess wellness court program’s fidelity to NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards.
- Review program data to assess data sufficiency for evaluating key outcomes.
- 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.
- 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