State: New Hampshire
Client(s): New Hampshire Department of Justice
Service: Applied Research & Evaluation
Technical Expertise: Substance Use
Rockingham County and the Seacoast Mental Health Center, through the New Hampshire Department of Justice, have been awarded Drug Court Discretionary Grant funds to implement the Rockingham County Adult Drug Court (RCADC) to assist nonviolent offenders with successful rehabilitation from the use of drugs and/or alcohol. JSI has been subcontracted to provide evaluation services for the RCADC for two years. Specific tasks include the development of a utilization-focus evaluation plan based on meeting reporting requirements to the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the needs of local and state end users of the data for program monitoring and outcome evaluation. JSI has played a key role in the selection and training for use of the Level of Severity Index-Revised (LSI-R) for screening and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessment tools. JSI is designing a customized Drug Court Information System database which will be used by RCADC to manage and monitor all clients in the Drug Court.