Understanding the impact of a DUI court through treatment integrity: A mixed-methods approach
Drunk driving treatment court, evidence-based practice, mixed methods, outcome evaluation, treatment fidelity
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
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.
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology
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UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Myer, Andrew J. and Makarios, Matthew D., "Understanding the impact of a DUI court through treatment integrity: A mixed-methods approach" (2017). Faculty Publications. 884.