An MRT-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for First-Time DUI Offenders: Two and Three-Year Recidivism in a Cohort of Davidson County, Tennessee Offenders with a Comparison to the Prime For Life Program
by Gregory L. Little, Kenneth Baker, Deanna McCarthy, Michael Davison, & Julie Urbaniak
Summary203 DUI offenders were assessed for two and three-year post treatment recidivism after completing a cognitive-behavioral DUI school using the Driving the Right Way curriculum. The results were compared to two-year recidivism in a cohort of 1,900 similar offenders treated in the Davidson County Prime For Life Program. Two-year DUI recidivism in the Driving The Right Way program was 4.93% as compared to 5.51% for the Prime For Life group. Statistical analysis showed that the results were not statistically different. In addition, two-year recidivism for any drug/alcohol rearrests in the Driving The Right Way group was 10.84% as compared to 9.36% in the Prime For Life group. Statistical analysis revealed that the results were not statistically different. Results show that the two programs lead to equivalent outcomes.
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