A large portion of U.S. inmates and parolees experience co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders (COD). Offenders with COD exhibit significantly poorer outcomes than offenders who do not have COD, including less time to rearrest and reincarceration. Research shows that transition services for substance use and mental health disorders improve parolee outcomes, yet a majority of offenders with COD do not receive transition services prior to discharge or upon release from correctional facilities. Using a nationally representative sample of offenders with COD (secondary data from the CJ-DATS; N=811), this study analyzes the treatment effects of Transition Case Management (TCM) on parolees' drug use, rearrest, and reincarceration during the first nine months of parole, on a sample of offenders with COD. Results indicate there are no statistically significant differences between TCM treatment and control groups when predicting likelihood of rearrest, reincarceration, and drug use.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Sociology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Huber, Michaela Elizabeth, "Transition Services for Parolees with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders" (2016). All Theses and Dissertations. 6183.
COD, substance use, mental health disorders, corrections, parolees