- Report Published -
|Substance Abuse and Sex Offender Treatment Services for Parole Eligible Inmates|
|Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission|
|SJR 26 (1990)|
|In 1991, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) completed a year-long study of Virginia's parole system. During the course of this study, institutional counselors within the Department of Corrections (DOC) expressed concern about the level and quality of the rehabilitation programs offered throughout the correctional system. Because of the impact that prisoner rehabilitation efforts can have on the rate at which inmates establish eligibility for and receive discretionary parole, JLARC staff were asked to extend the parole study to include an assessment of DOC's system for delivering counseling and treatment services to substance abusers and sex offenders.|
This report examines the planning process and service delivery system used by the Department of Corrections to organize and provide treatment for inmates with substance abuse problems and those who are sex offenders.