Faculty Publications

Title

Understanding the impact of a DUI court through treatment integrity: A mixed-methods approach

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Drunk driving treatment court, evidence-based practice, mixed methods, outcome evaluation, treatment fidelity

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation

Volume

56

Issue

4

First Page

252

Last Page

276

Abstract

Research on treatment courts that specifically target drunk drivers (DUI courts) is mixed. Research on correctional interventions also suggests that treatment integrity is a central component of intervention effectiveness. The current study uses a mixed-methods approach to examine how an evaluation of treatment integrity can be used to inform an outcome evaluation of a DUI court. Results from the evaluation are compared to the results of a process evaluation focusing on adherence to “what works.” Discussion focuses on effectiveness of DUI courts, the importance of treatment integrity, and the benefits of this mixed method approach for program improvement.

Original Publication Date

5-19-2017

DOI of published version

10.1080/10509674.2017.1306007

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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