The Focused Offender Disposition Program: Philosophy, Procedures, and Preliminary Findings
The Focused Offender Disposition (FOD) Program was established by the Bureau of Justice Assistance in 1988 as one of many responses to the growing numbers of drug-involved offenders coming to the attention of the criminal justice system. The basic purpose of FOD was to develop and test a needs assessment classification system that courts could use for directing drug offenders into the most appropriate type of treatment program. A secondary purpose was to examine the efficacy of urine monitoring as an alternative to treatment. The centerpiece of FOD was the Offender Profile Index (OPI), an assessment instrument that yielded a numerical score that suggested four alternative interventions — long-term residential treatment, short-term residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and urine monitoring only. This article offers some preliminary findings on the project and offers suggestions for the implementation of similar efforts. © 1993, Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. All rights reserved.
Journal of Drug Issues
McBride, Duane C. and Inciardi, James A., "The Focused Offender Disposition Program: Philosophy, Procedures, and Preliminary Findings" (1993). Faculty Publications. 2554.