Project Description

Jail Diversion Trauma Recovery

Period of Performance: August 2008 – August 2013

Cloudburst staff developed tools for local evaluators to collect data on wide-ranging receipt of support services (for behavioral health, housing, and other services) by veterans diverted from the criminal justice system into trauma-informed care, as part of a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)-funded national cross-site evaluation. The program funded 12 states, supporting a variety of pre-booking and post-booking diversion programs with an equal variety of trauma-informed interventions.

Cloudburst served as the national data coordinator and evaluation support contractor for this project, sponsored by SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services, and provided technical assistance to two separate cohorts of local and statewide evaluators in the field. Cloudburst staff developed a specialized person-tracking database for sites to use in the management of their programs. The database helped programs maintain contact with participants to ensure integrity of longitudinal data and reporting on program participants’ characteristics to ensure that study participants are representative of program participants as a whole. Our research partners were Advocates for Human Potential.

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