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Resource Facilitation: A promising initiative shown to decrease recidivism in exiting offenders with traumatic brain injury

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $792,751)

This proposal seeks to study a reentry program, Reentry Continuum for Brain Injury (RCBI), to address the needs of offenders with traumatic-brain injury (TBI). RCBI is a multi-faceted program that evolved from three different reentry treatment programs for offenders with TBI. RCBI consists of a cognitive-behavioral therapy for TBI patients, and education and resource facilitation component, and a therapy specifically designed to address the anger and aggression issues that are often prevalent among offenders who experienced TBI. To study RCBI, the research team will identify approximately 102 offenders with TBI, six-months prior to release from Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF). These offenders will be randomized into RCBI or regular reentry services. Intervention outcomes will be assessed using Indiana DOC administrative data on rearrests and technical violations at one-, two- and three-years. Participants will also be assessed based on reentry outcomes, such as employment, as well as aggressive thoughts.

"Note: This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in applicable law," and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements - 2 CFR 200.210(a)(14). CA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2019