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An Evaluation of the Cook County Community Based Transitional Services for Female Offenders Program
- In response to the rising rates of DUI offenses in Cook County, and in an attempt to break the cycle of offending for the women sanctioned to supervision as a result of a DUI offense, the Cook County Department of Social Services implemented the Community Based Transitional Services for Female Offenders (CBTSFO) program in June 2004. The program is designed to provide intensive, individualized services in addition to group substance abuse treatment for female offenders under the supervision of the Cook County Department of Social Services. All women participating in the program are identified as in need of substance abuse treatment, and charged with a DUI offense, which includes the influence of alcohol or major intoxicating compounds. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority contracted with researchers Southern Illinois University to conduct an independent assessment of the program. The assessment consisted of a two pronged approach that included a process evaluation with specific attention to the adherence of the program to best practices for female offenders, and an outcomes assessment based on existing data that allowed for an examination of the success of the CBTSFO program participants in comparison to other female offenders under supervision for a similar offense. Here, findings of the full report from this evaluation are summarized.
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Number or Issue: Date Created: 07 2007
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Access This Publication1. An Evaluation of the Cook County Community Based Transitional Services for Female Offenders Program (20070830164000_CookCoCBTSFOFinalReport_July2007.pdf).
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