IDDT & Criminal Justice: Re-entry program reduces recidivism with community consensus, integrated treatment

This story is a must-read for policymakers, administrators, and service providers who wish to reduce incarceration and recidivism among people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI). It is a profile of the SAMI Re-entry Program at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) in rural Greensfield, Ohio, which implemented Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice. The SAMI Re-entry program was established with a one-year planning grant from The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. During the first year of operation, 72 percent of the program's clients did not return prison. This program profile includes a consumer success story.

This story highlights the process of personal change, organizational change, and systems change that policy makers, administrators, and service providers must explore in order to achieve success with IDDT-based re-entry services. It also demonstrates how leadership from a local foundation may facilitate change by providing support for planning and consensus-building among community stakeholders.

This story originally appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of SAMI Matters, a newsletter of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices' Ohio SAMI CCOE (Coordinating Center of Excellence), also available in this database (click here).


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  • Includes consumer success story
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Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, was developed and is studied by researchers at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The researchers include Robert E. (Bob) Drake, MD, PhD, Kim T. Mueser, PhD, and their colleagues. More information about IDDT is available on this website.


Title: IDDT & Criminal Justice: Re-entry program reduces recidivism with community consensus, integrated treatment
Title #2: SAMI Matters newsletter
Author(s): Paul M. Kubek
Publication Year: 2005
Volume #: Fall
Page(s): 4-7d
Publisher City: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher Name: Center for Evidence-Based Practices, Case Western Reserve University
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