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The impact evaluation will assess the effectiveness of SVORI by comparing key outcomes among those who participate in SVORI programming with those of individuals comparable to SVORI participants but who do not participate in SVORI. This evaluation component is based on a longitudinal study of adult male, adult female, and juvenile male returning prisoners in a subset of sites. The data collection consists of four in-person interviews with offenders (one month before release, and three, nine, and fifteen months following release). Drug tests (oral swab) are being conducted at the three- and fifteen-month interviews. In addition to the interview and drug test data, the impact evaluation will utilize administrative data obtained from state correctional and law enforcement agencies to examine rearrest and reincarceration outcomes.

Total number of completed interviews.
  Baseline (ended 11/05)     3 Months Post-release (ended 4/06)     9 Months Post-release (ended 10/06)     15 Months Post-release (ended 4/07)  
2682 1497 1564 1638

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