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Title: Way out: early intervention for young drug-using first offenders
Summary: The project 'Way out' offers counselling and care facilities for young people -individuals and groups. Structured support is offered over a period of approximately 6 months with the aim of encouraging abstinent behaviour concerning illegal drugs, controlled behaviour concerning legal substances and avoidance of drug-related problems. >>
prevention outcome evaluation, process evaluation community children/young people Austria 2
Title: Drug Out: Innsbruck Prison's Therapy Unit
Summary: The therapy unit was set up in Innsbruck Prison in 1993 as is a part of an overall drugs strategy, to provide treatment to drug addicts during their prison sentence. The unit provides care and therapy and supports the social reintegration of drug-addicted prisoners. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison adults Austria 1
Title: Treatment and Care of Drug Dependent Offenders
Summary: In Austria’s prisons, drug dependent offenders can undergo either compulsory treatment by court or voluntary treatment motivated by incentives, f. e. a more liberal prison regime. Substitute prescribing, low key support, psychotherapeutic measures, and psychological treatment are mainly offered. Services are offered by medical, social, psychiatric, psychological and social personnel in co-operation with probation service, other drug treatment providers and prison personnel. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison adults Austria 2
Title: Drug System Change Pilot Scheme (DSCPs)
Summary: The Drug System Change Pilots (DSCPs) aimed to explore new approaches to drug treatment and the broader social support needs of drug users in the community, in prison and drug-using offenders leaving prison. The pilots explored whether allowing greater freedom and flexibility at a local level would encourage partnership working and the innovative use of local resources to meet the needs of drug users and their communities. After a competitive procurement process, seven areas were selected to carry out the DSCPs with each pilot adopting different aims and approaches to system change. Pilot areas were granted funding flexibilities to explore innovative new approaches. Three broad approaches to changing system structures were taken by the pilots: single provider systems, consortium based systems and improving partnership arrangements. Four broad approaches to tackling continuity of care were adopted: integrated community criminal justice system and prison drug treatment teams, an independent case manager approach, embedding CJS teams within community drug treatment services and linking roles. To create a more personalised treatment system, either a self-directed support approach, or a single point of assessment approach, was adopted. Pilot sites also took the opportunity to focus their treatment provision on recovery and reintegration. Outcomes used to evaluate the impact of the DSCPs were the proportion of service users in effective treatment and the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment. The evaluation found, in two pilot sites defined as whole system pilots as they aimed to affect change across the whole treatment system, a positive impact in the number of service users in effective treatment when compared to comparison areas. Although there were insignificant results for two sites in terms of the proportion of service users who successfully completed treatment, the authors note that the full impact of the pilots is unlikely to be felt for some time. Four pilots focused on improving drug treatment provision for those within the CJS exclusively. Results showed that three of these sites had statistically significant negative trends in terms of the proportion in effective treatment and a longer-term follow-up may be required to determine if the trends will persist. There was no measurable impact in successful completions for three areas and a negative impact in one site. >>
treatment outcome evaluation, impact evaluation gp, outpatient, inpatient UK 2
Title: The Transitional Support Scheme
Summary: The evaluation was conducted pre 2012 so information presented here refers to pre April 2012. The Transitional Support Scheme, funded by the Welsh Government, is a mentoring scheme for short-term (less than 12 months) male and female prisoners in Wales with substance misuse problems. The scheme aims to provide 'through-the-gate' support to aid in the transition from prison to the community and was run by G4S Justice Services and CAIS/Nacro Cymru. In 2008-09, an evaluation was conducted to assess the quality and impact of the scheme and the effectiveness of its organisational processes and practices. The evaluation concluded that the scheme had developed a very effective model and the staff on the scheme had become highly experienced, skilled and well connected. Stakeholders also provided positive feedback. The help that prisoners recevied in their transition in the first few days and weeks after release from prison, was deemed to be the most important contribution. >>
social reintegration impact evaluation, process evaluation Wales 2
Title: Quatre Camins Specialized Prison Care Programme for treating substance addiction for Prisoners in Catalonia
Summary: Using a cognitive-behavioural therapeutic community model in prison, the intervention programme targets all prisoners in Catalonian prisons with a serious drug addiction problem. It aims to provide a drug-free environment and intensive treatment to help overcome an ongoing problem. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system process evaluation prison adults Spain 1
Title: Treatment And Care Of Addicted Offenders in Vienna Favoriten Prison
Summary: The main aim of the programme is to achieve abstinence and to prevent drug and crime-related relapses through providing treatment and care for addicted offenders during their stay in prison. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system outcome evaluation prison adults, children/young people Austria 1
Title: Probation Assistance For Prisoners at Vienna Favoriten Prison Provided by Voluntary Staff
Summary: This project specialises in treatment and care for addicted prisoners. The main objective of the programme is to prevent crime and drug-related relapses of prisoners through the provision of continuous care and assistance, before and after release from prison. >>
interventions in the criminal justice system process evaluation community, prison adults Austria 1
Title: Drug Addiction Intervention Programme within the District Courts of Madrid
Summary: The programme contributes to the solution of problems, which arise from the committing of crimes by drug users due to their drug use >>
prevention process evaluation adults Spain 1
Title: National Take-Home Naloxone (THN) Programme Scotland
Summary: In the decade 2002-2012 the number of drug-related deaths (DRDs) registered in Scotland increased and the rate of DRDs is higher than those seen in other parts of the UK. The majority of these deaths are due to fatal accidental opioid ovedoses. Naloxone is a “competitive opioid antagonist”, which can temporarily relieve dangerous symptoms caused by high levels of opioids in the blood by temporarily removing them from receptors in the brain. In the event of an overdose this provides valuable extra time for emergency services to arrive and deliver treatment. The aim of the National Take Home Naloxone (THN) Programme is to contribute to a reduction in DRDs in Scotland through the provision of THN kits and specialist training to opioid users, their friends, family, carers, partners and other people they associate with and who are likely to be in the vicinity if an overdose occurs. Kits are distributed in community health settings and in prisons at the point of liberation. >>
harm reduction outcome evaluation, impact evaluation low threshold service, outreach/drug scene Scotland, United Kingdom 2

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