Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition drugs of abuse
Treatments hope supervision, parole-as-usual
Sponsor Pepperdine University
Collaborator University of California, Irvine
Start date November 2010
End date October 2012
Trial size 105 participants
Trial identifier NCT01237691, SPPN1110F01

Summary

The phase I evaluation is intended to assess whether or not frequent drug testing and immediate short-term incarceration for drug use and/or other violations and mandated drug treatment for multiple violations, reduces the recurrence of drug use and/or other violation behaviors by California parolees assigned to the study group.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose health services research
Arm
(Experimental)
Parolee supervised under California's new HOPE parole model.
hope supervision HOPE
HOPE entails a warning session (Orientation Hearing) where the rules of parole are laid out and parolees are told that any violation of stated parole conditions will be sanctioned with a brief jail term (typically a few days in jail). HOPE includes regular random drug testing.
(Active Comparator)
Parolees supervised under California parole-as-usual.
parole-as-usual Routine parole
Parolees are supervised under standard parole supervision practice in California.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Days incarcerated
time frame: 24 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
% positive drug tests
time frame: 24 months
%Missed
time frame: 24 months
Revocation rate
time frame: 24 months
New arrests
time frame: 24 months
Perceptions of risk of detection
time frame: 24 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Assigned to the Sacramento Metro IV Parole Unit. - Released from a term of return-to-custody for a violation for, or involving, the use of drugs. - Have a maximum controlling discharge date at least one year from the date of release from the return-to-custody term. Exclusion Criteria: - History of convictions for crimes that require registration under Penal Code Section 290.

Additional Information

Official title Phase 1 Study of California's HOPE Experiment
Principal investigator Angela Hawken, PhD
Description The California HOPE pilot program is being implemented under the authority granted in Penal Code 5058.1. The phase I evaluation is intended to assess whether or not frequent drug testing and immediate short-term incarceration for drug use and/or other violations and mandated drug treatment for multiple violations, reduces the recurrence of drug use and/or other violation behaviors by California parolees assigned to the study group compared with parole-as-usual.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in August 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Pepperdine University.