Revised January 2013
Performance Indicators for Corrections (PIC)
PI: Kevin Knight, Ph.D. (U01DA016190)
Given the limited ability of treatment for offenders with substance abuse problems, correctional systems need to optimize the benefits from their treatment programs and determine which components are having the greatest impact on psychological, cognitive, and behavioral change. Assessments can help correctional systems monitor and document client changes during treatment, providing the foundations for meeting needs in evaluating and managing services.
This study evaluated the TCU Criminal Justice Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (CJ-CEST) and NDRI Client Assessment Inventory (CAI) with regard to methodological issues around:
- Client functioning and treatment engagement
- Client responses to treatment interventions;
- Strategies for monitoring needs and performance over time, and program functioning and organizational change.