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Baseline Trauma Symptomatology Decreases Likelihood of Drug Court Graduation of Female Offenders
Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences
  • Mara J Richman, Kalamazoo College
  • Kathleen A. Moore, University of South Florida
  • Blake Barrett, University of South Florida
  • M. Scott Young, University of South Florida
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2014
Keywords
  • drug court,
  • female offenders,
  • prescription drug abuse,
  • trauma,
  • co-occurring
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess mental health and trauma symptoms as predictors of drug court graduation among female offenders arrested and charged with prescription drug related offenses. Findings from a logistic regression demonstrated that, after controlling for baseline substance use, higher levels of trauma symptomatology significantly decreased likelihood of drug court graduation. Current results revealed female drug court offenders arrested and charged with prescription drug-related offenses with increased trauma symptomatology may need a more comprehensive baseline assessment and a greater level of trauma-informed clinical programming.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences, v. 13

Citation Information
Mara J Richman, Kathleen A. Moore, Blake Barrett and M. Scott Young. "Baseline Trauma Symptomatology Decreases Likelihood of Drug Court Graduation of Female Offenders" Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences Vol. 13 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kathleen_moore/15/