Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,199,956)
This research involves a long-term RCT evaluation (with qualitative interviews of participants) of the 5-Key Model of Reentry. The goal of this effort is to determine the effectiveness of the 5-Key Model at reducing recidivism, study the link between violent recidivism and traumatic-brain injuries, and understand the reentry experience for 5-Key Model participants. The 5-Key Model was developed by Florida State University (FSU) using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) programming to address five key criminogenic need areas. The model combines four existing evidence-based CBT curriculums. The 5-Key Model has been implemented across a range of criminal justice-involved individuals, including those with violent and sexual offending histories).