Renewal Treatment, Inc. (RTI) is a community corrections organization in Allegheny County, PA. RTI provides comprehensive forensic substance abuse treatment services to adult men and women in the criminal justice system.
IRETA’s research team sought to demonstrate the value of RTI’s Residential Drug and Alcohol Program on treatment outcomes including recidivism, alcohol and other substance use, and cost savings demonstrated by RTI.
Using RTI’s administrative records, former clients’ self-reported survey and interview data, and data from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, IRETA examined the following research questions:
- What kind and how much treatment did clients get?
- Did the program reduce recidivism for these clients?
- How are clients doing after the program?
- Do they think the program helped?