Faculty Publications

Title

Staff Quality and Treatment Effectiveness: An Examination of the Relationship between Staff Factors and the Effectiveness of Correctional Programs

Document Type

Article

Keywords

evidenced-based corrections, staff quality, treatment effectiveness

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Justice Quarterly

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

348

Last Page

367

Abstract

Although a growing body of research has focused on identifying the characteristics of effective interventions, relatively little research has looked at the impact that staff factors have on treatment effectiveness. The current research conceptualizes staff quality via three domains: staff characteristics, staff training, and staff supervision. Process and outcome evaluations of 54 community correctional facilities are used to examine the relationship between staff quality and reduced recidivism of program participants. The results suggest that measures of all three domains maintain substantively meaningful relationships with program effectiveness.

Original Publication Date

2-23-2016

DOI of published version

10.1080/07418825.2014.924546

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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