Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies (CJ-DATS): A Comparison of Two Reentry Strategies for Drug Abusing Juvenile Offenders, 2003-2009 [United States] Version 1


Despite progress in reducing crime, crime rates among juveniles, particularly non-white juveniles, remain high. A number of programs have been developed to address the process of reintegration into the community, known as aftercare, through resource efficiency, recidivism reduction, and public safety. This study attempts to evaluate the relative effectiveness of two strategies, extant aftercare services (AS) and Cognitive Restructuring (CR), in order to determine the differential effects on juveniles with varying problem profiles. 236 baseline interviews took place, after which 118 individuals were assigned to CR and 118 to AS. They were then interviewed at three months, two weeks prior to completion of the treatment, and nine months after the completion of the treatment. The two treatments were then compared for relative effectiveness and for relative quality of integration into the juvenile justice system. This data is public use. There are 62 variables and 65 cases in Recruitment(DS1). Intake (DS2) has 444 variables and 187 respondents. The Three Month Follow-Up (DS3) has 319 variables and 159 respondents. Finally, there are 319 variables and 137 respondents in the Nine Month Follow-Up (DS4). The purpose of this study is to determine the relative effectiveness of Cognitive Restructuring versus current aftercare services and their ability to structurally integrate with the current system. Participants were given a face-to-face interview and randomly assigned to the two treatments. The first treatment utilized the more traditional aftercare services approach, while the second was the untested cognitive restructuring program. Participants were surveyed shortly before finishing treatment and then six months after the completion of treatment to test compliance and relative effectiveness. Variable groups include: Demographics, Arrest History, Treatment History, Readiness to Change Measure, Drug Use, Criminal behavior history, mental health measures, STD/Sexual Risk Behavior Measures and Service Utilization Measures. ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.. Response Rates: 118 individuals were randomized in to each condition (CR and AS), of which 112 (per condition) completed both the 3 and 9 month follow up interviews. Juveniles in post-release reintegration in Florida and Delaware criminal justice systems. Participants were recruited from juvenile criminal justice facilities in Delaware and Florida. In groups of eight, they were given baseline interviews and randomized into either the CR or AS condition. 2015-08-03 Created unique case identifiers. Standardized missing values. Added missing value labels. Edited variable labels for clarity and errors. Redacted, masked, top- and bottom-coded, and recoded into categories variables with potential disclosure risks. Redacted disclosure risks in the study manual. Created online analysis version with question text. Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA016201). face-to-face interview

Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR30143.v2
Metadata Access
Creator Jainchill, Nancy
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
Publication Year 2011
Rights Delivery;This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;experimental data, survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {Delaware,Florida,"United States","2003 - 2009","Time period: 2003--2009"}
Temporal Coverage {Delaware,Florida,"United States","2003 - 2009","Time period: 2003--2009"}