Case-Managed Reentry and Employment

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Case-Managed Reentry and Employment

Lessons from the Opportunity to Succeed Program


The Opportunity to Succeed (OPTS) program was designed to reduce substance abuse relapse and criminal recidivism by providing comprehensive, case-managed reentry services to felony offenders who had drug offense histories. This article describes how a process and impact evaluation of the multisite OPTS program illuminates the importance of employment and related services for returning prisoners.

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