Session 530: RS319 -> California's Proposition 36: Studies of Implementation and Outcome
Time: 9:00AM to 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 16
Place: PDR 5
Session Chair: Douglas Longshore, University of California, Los Angeles
This panel will describe current research on California's Proposition 36 (formally known as the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000). Under Proposition 36, nonviolent drug possession offenders are, if they choose, receiving drug treatment in the community instead of being incarcerated or placed on community supervision without treatment. The panel will begin with a review of the scope and status of the statewide evaluation covering all 58 California counties. That evaluation is examining implementation, outcomes, cost-offset, and lessons learned. The panel will next present preliminary findings on implementation and initial outcomes in selected counties. The panelists will also discuss evaluability issues pertaining to use of criminal justice, drug treatment, and other administrative databases for the purpose of evaluating Proposition 36.
The Statewide Proposition 36 Evaluation: Goals, Design, and Early Findings
by: Douglas Longshore, University of California, Los Angeles (Corresponding)
Yih-Ing Hser, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Michael Prendergast, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Elizabeth Evans, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
M. Douglas Anglin, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Differences in Implementing California's Proposition 36: An Eight-County Study
by: Dorie Klein, Public Health Institute (Corresponding)
Robin Miller, Public Health Institute
Amanda Noble, Public Health Institute
Richard Speiglman, Public Health Institute
Impact of the Level of Judicial Supervision on Treatment Success of Drug-Abusing Offenders
by: Deane Wiley, Alcohol & Drug Services Research Inst. (Corresponding)
Martha Beattie, Alcohol & Drug Services Research Inst.
Implementation of Proposition 36 in Santa Clara County
by: Michael Finigan, Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc. (Corresponding)
Shannon Carey, Northwest Professional Consortium, Inc.

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