The W/B HIDTA funds Treatment/Criminal Justice Initiatives that provide integrated drug treatment services and criminal justice supervision for hard-core substance dependent offenders. Treatment initiatives must incorporate drug testing and graduated sanctions for all offenders. The treatment services must include an assessment of the individual’s drug use and criminal history and placement in the appropriate level of service, such as out-patient, intensive out-patient, residential or after care.
All Treatment/Criminal Justice Initiatives are required to supply data on client performance to assist in evaluating the initiative. An independent evaluation is conducted annually by the Institute for Behavioral Health, Inc. HIDTA’s Treatment/Criminal Justice Initiatives have consistently proved their effectiveness and have exceeded national performance averages for clients in this population. Since the HIDTA Program is a crime control program, the key measure is recidivism. In 2012, the recidivism rate for all HIDTA clients was 28%, while the national average is 70%.
The evaluations support current research that demonstrate when treatment programs and criminal justice agencies collaborate re-arrest rates, as well as drug use, are reduced. When programs include evidence-based principles, they are successful in treating substance dependent offenders.
- Alexandria Treatment Criminal Justice System
- Anne Arundel County Drug Court
- Arlington County Treatment
- Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems
- Berkeley Substance Abuse Initiative
- City of Richmond Adult Drug Treatment Court
- Fairfax County Alcohol Substance Abuse Services
- Prince George’s County Drug Court
- Prince William County Treatment Program
- Virginia Department of Corrections
- Washington, DC Treatment Program