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Continuing Education Quiz—Lessons learned in offender treatment

June 16, 2008
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 24 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Lessons learned in offender treatment

1. A 2002 Bureau of Justice Statistics report highlighted data showing that three-year rearrest rates for released inmates exceed:

a. 30%.

b. 45%.

c. 60%.


2. A 2005 Bureau of Justice Statistics report focusing on jail inmates estimated that around this proportion of inmates could have a substance use disorder requiring treatment.

a. One-third

b. Two-thirds

c. Five-eighths


3. The Davidson County Drug Court in Tennessee departs from most drug court programs in the United States in its:

a. Exclusions of certain classes of offenders.

b. Use of a residential treatment model.

c. Sanctions for program violations.


4. In the final phase of treatment under the Davidson County program, clients are expected to fulfill this work requirement.

a. Job training sessions

b. 15 to 20 hours a week outside the facility

c. 40 hours a week outside the facility


5. One year after graduation, completers of the Davidson County program are rearrested at this rate.

a. 23%

b. 31%

c. 61%


6. Program officials believe this feature of the treatment program is essential to building client trust.

a. Frequent one-on-one sessions with counselors

b. A contract signed between the program and the client

c. The prominent role of peer mentors in the treatment process


7. Successful participation in the Davidson County Drug Court program results in this tangible benefit for drug offenders.

a. The ability to serve the rest of their sentence on probation

b. Removal of the criminal charge from their record

c. Time shaved off the remainder of their stay behind bars


8. The presiding judge of the drug court program says the treatment-focused effort saves this amount of money per client per day.

a. $5

b. $15

c. $50


9. Program participants who begin working during their treatment also begin:

a. Paying rent for part of the cost of their residential care.

b. Discontinuing their group counseling participation.

c. Paying restitution to crime victims.


10. Program planners say they hope to initiate this innovation in Davidson County.

a. A move to bring more classes of offenders into the program

b. A facility specifically designed for clients with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders

c. A residential program for female offenders







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