The Prop 36 "Pipeline"

Douglas Longshore, University of California, Los Angeles
Yih-Ing Hser, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Michael L. Prendergast, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Elizabeth Evans, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

ABSTRACT
This paper will report findings regarding the "pipeline" of offenders entering Prop 36 in its first year. The pipeline will begin with the total number of offenders eligible for Prop 36 and will estimate the number of opt-ins (i.e., how many eligible offenders chose to participate). Opt-outs may have chosen a diversion program, drug court, or routine criminal justice processing. Next the pipeline will cover offenders who completed the pre-treatment assessment and those who entered the treatment program to which they were assigned. Characteristics of offenders entering Prop 36 treatment (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity, primary drug, and drug use severity) will be specified. Also to be reported are rates of treatment retention and offender characteristics associated with retention.

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Updated 05/20/2006