Alcohol, Drugs and Crime Vera's Final Report on New York State's Interagency Initiative


This this is the June 1991 final report detailing New York State's four year Interagency Initiative. In 1986, Vera was asked by the New York State Legislature to help implement and evaluate a policy initiative to develop innovative, effective treatment for State inmates and parolees with histories of drug and alcohol addiction. Focusing on continuity of care from prison to the community, the legislation led to the creation of a prison-based pilot program that offered inmates a short-term intensive treatment experience emphasizing preparation for a drug-free transition to the community. Also included are three interim reports on the project from February 1987, March 1988 and March 1989.