The Chestnut Health Systems JCOIN Research Center is comparing the effectiveness of the Recovery Management Checkups (RMC) model, an evidence-based intervention that provides regular, fixed schedule check-ups to support treatment retention and recovery, and an adaptive model (RMC-Adapted) that tailors check-up frequency and intensity to individuals’ needs. Each condition offers justice-involved individuals referral or assertive linkage to a designated treatment provider upon release from jail.
The study will be conducted in six county jails across Illinois, with the goal of increasing linkage to, and retention in, evidence-based treatment in the community, while reducing relapse and recidivism.
Study Settings: Jails/Prisons, Treatment/Healthcare Settings
Study Location: Illinois
Christy Scott, PhD
Lighthouse Institute at Chestnut Health Systems
Health Agency Partner:
Family Guidance Centers
Justice Agency Partner:
Cook County Sheriff’s Office
• Compare the effectiveness of the RMC model to the RMC-Adapted model
• Facilitate linkage to medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) and other treatment services upon release from jail
• Measure outcomes including MOUD initiation, retention, relapse and recidivism
• Estimate the costs and cost effectiveness of implementing adaptive RMCs
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