Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies 2

About the Project

Faculty from the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy and the Department of Criminology at USF are collaborating with researchers at Temple University on a five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish the Pennsylvania Research Center through a cooperative agreement under NIDA’s Criminal Justice Drug Treatment Studies (CJDATS-2) program. The Research Center is helping to conduct multi-site studies examining the implementation of evidence-based practices related to assessment and treatment of drug abuse in criminal justice settings. Research takes place in drug courts, jails, prisons, juvenile justice facilities, and community corrections settings. The Research Center is engaging an highly experienced and accomplished research team and numerous agency partners in Florida and Pennsylvania to test an empirically grounded conceptual model for implementation research.  The project is expected to identify organizational factors that influence the use of evidence-based substance abuse assessment and treatment practices.

Principal Investigator

Roger H. Peters, PhD


Richard Dembo

Funding Agency

National Institutes of Health

Award Amount



04/01/2009 - 03/31/2014