Evaluation of Probation’s Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision (SSAS) Program Demonstrates Program Success

Evaluation of Probation’s Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision (SSAS) Program Demonstrates Program Success

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Nebraska Administrative Office of Probation commissioned the Law/Psychology Program at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln to conduct a process and outcome evaluation of the Specialized Substance Abuse Supervision (SSAS) Program.  SSAS is a Nebraska Probation service initiated in order to decrease overcrowding within the Nebraska prison population by offering specialized programming to offenders with substance abuse disorders.  The results of the analysis showed significant empirical evidence that the SSAS Program is successful in meetings it’s goals for high-risk, substance abusing offenders with felony convictions by offering intensive supervision, increasing likelihood of successful completion of probation, and reducing recidivism after discharge from probation.  The analysis concluded that SSAS is an effective intervention that successfully treats high-risk felons with substance abuse issues.

 

To further review the study, follow this link https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/Probation/SSAS_Evaluation_and_Executive_Summary_2018.pdf