Ohio’s Halfway House Programs

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Evaluations & Outcomes

Rigor Evaluation Recidivism Employment Substance Abuse
High Rigor Lowenkamp and Latessa 2002-2007 (not evaluated) (not evaluated)

Program Description

This study included data from 22 halfway house facilities in Ohio representing 37 distinct programs. The halfway houses varied in capacity (with an average of 54 beds), services offered, and populations served; 95% of the halfway houses, however, reported that they offered substance abuse treatment, and 81% and 62%, respectively, offered employment and educational services. Placement in these facilities, which were funded by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), occurred after release from Ohio state prison—either as a condition of parole or post-release control, as a sanction after a violation of parole or post-release control, or as part of transitional control.

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Suggestions for Future Research