Economic Costs of a Postrelease Intervention for Incarcerated Female Substance Abusers: Recovery Management Checkups for Women Offenders (RMC-WO)

Kathryn E. McCollister, Christy K. Scott, Michael L. Dennis, Derek M. Freitas, Michael T. French, Rodney R. Funk

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Abstract

This study estimates the economic costs of Recovery Management Checkups for Women Offenders (RMC-WO), highlighting the unique mix of services across two phases of the intervention. Participants were randomly assigned to quarterly outcome monitoring (OM) only (n = 242) or OM plus Recovery Management Checkups (OM-plus-RMC) (n = 238). The total annual economic cost of OM only was $76,010, which translates to $81 quarterly per person. OM-plus-RMC generates a total annual economic cost of $126,717, or $137 quarterly per person. The clinical, economic, and policy implications of incorporating RMC-WO into existing corrections and/or community-based treatment settings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-561
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Offender Rehabilitation
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • cost analysis
  • economic analysis
  • outcome monitoring
  • recovery management
  • women offenders

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