The impact of acculturation, motivation and the therapeutic alliance on treatment retention and outcomes for hispanic drug Involved Probationers

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Journal Article


Brocato, J


Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, Volume 11, Issue 3, p.150-180 (2013)


1537-7938 (Linking)

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<p>Factors associated with retention and outcomes for Hispanic offenders mandated to treatment for substance use disorders have been overlooked in the literature resulting in an impediment to providing evidence-based, culturally relevant treatment services. This project examined the roles of motivational factors, the therapeutic relationship, and acculturation in predicting treatment retention and recidivism among Hispanic male probationers mandated to residential treatment. By following a treatment cohort over one hundred and twenty days, this research identifies factors that may be targeted to improve interventions and policies. The following conclusions are supported: among Hispanic offenders, the number of days in treatment is positively related to motivation to change and level of acculturation.</p>


J Ethn Crim JusticeBrocato, JoP20 MD003942/MD/NIMHD NIH HHS/J Ethn Crim Justice. 2013 Jan 1;11(3):150-180.