Recovery Works Evaluation: Phase Two Policy Brief

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Division of Mental Health and Addiction

Brad Ray, Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research and Associate Professor, IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs authored the Recovery Works Evaluation: Phase Two Policy Brief with research support from Evan Lowder, PhD, Research Associate, IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Staci Rising Paquet, Program Analyst, Center for Criminal Justice Research.

Description from the report:

To examine the Recovery Works program, DMHA contracted with the Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) within the IU Public Policy Institute (PPI), a research and outreach arm of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). The full evaluation of Recovery Works consists of a mixed-methods multiyear study; however, this report details the second phase of the quantitative portion of this study. In this phase, researchers examined administrative data from DARMHA—Data Assessment Registry Mental Health and Addiction—and linked these data up to information from the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Marion County Jail. The analysis below provides aggregated feedback on Recovery Works client characteristics, changes that occurred in these clients, and the types of clients referred over time. An analysis of recidivism examines incarceration both into the Indiana DOC and the Marion County Jail among clients who resided there.

Link to the report: RECOVERY WORKS EVALUATION: PHASE TWO POLICY BRIEF