Individual-level predictors of community aftercare completion

Kimberly A. Houser, Christopher Salvatore, Wayne N. Welsh

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The importance of prison treatment for substance-using offenders in reducing recidivism and relapse has garnered much attention and acceptance over the past 30 years. The role of community aftercare as a continuum of the treatment process has been broadly acknowledged as essential in enhancing posttreatment success. However, our understanding of individual-level factors influencing a client's willingness to participate and engage in aftercare remains limited. This article presents findings of individual-level factors found to be associated with successful completion of aftercare among a sample of 259 ex-offenders admitted to aftercare following 12 months of in-prison drug treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-124
Number of pages19
JournalPrison Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • aftercare
  • drug treatment
  • need
  • predictors
  • retention
  • risk


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