Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $198,832)
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM. Alcohol use, particularly among those in the criminal justice system, imposes tremendous costs on individuals and society. Traditional approach to reducing alcohol consumption among offenders is largely ineffective. 24/7 Sobriety is an innovative approach to reducing alcohol consumption among offenders, but little is known about implementation challenges and whether it can work in urban areas. SPECIFIC AIMS. 1) Determine similarities and differences in characteristics, physical, social, political constraints, and resulting implementation decisions across jurisdictions that have implemented 24/7 in South Dakota, Montana, and Jacksonville, Florida; 2) Establish metrics of successful program implementation based on existing data collected by the research team and estimate the sensitivity of program performance metrics to differences in implementation across Montana, Jacksonville, and South Dakota; and 3) Document 24/7 implementation challenges and how they were addressed.
This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law. ca/ncf