STOP Court Program Outcomes:
InAct has been providing treatment services to the Multnomah County Drug Court’s STOP Program since 1992. Since then, more than 2,500 InAct STOP clients have graduated to sobriety.
Research has shown that InAct’s treatment services have effectively contributed to reduced recidivism and decreased tax payer burden. Evaluations have found that:
- InAct graduates had 76% fewer total subsequent arrests and 85% fewer subsequent new drug related arrests than those who were eligible but chose not to participate in the STOP Program.
- For every $1.00 spent on the drug court, Multnomah County saves $2.50 and the State of Oregon saves $10.00.
2010 Drug Court Evaluation Results
An independent evaluation published in December 2010 including 20 drug courts and 5,655 participants found that the STOP court is both beneficial to participants and to Oregon taxpayers. The net taxpayer savings over five years for just the clients in the study at the 20 drug court sites totals $57 million. Read the full report here.
Reentry Enhancement Coordination Program Outcomes:
The Re-Entry Enhancement Coordination Program supports men and women who have drug and alcohol addictions transition from prison back to the community. Treatment provided by VOA that addresses both substance addiction and criminality is the heart of the program.
Since April 2010, the program has served 301 participants, and 76% have successfully completed treatment. Of participants who remain in the program, 88% are drug and alcohol free, and in the most recent quarter, 84% attained employment within 90 days after release from prison.
Read more about the program.
Read the 2012 First Quarter Outcome Report.
START Court Drug Treatment Program Outcomes
Compared to a large national sample of individuals in mandated treatment with similar diagnoses and demographic characteristics, START participants improved twice as much as would be expected.
The START participants, who at the time they began services disclosed that they were experiencing significant distress (typically the highest consumers of resources) showed remarkable improvement (a full standard deviation).
Read more about the program here.