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An Evaluation of a Prisoner Reentry Program for Indigenous Australians
Last registered on October 06, 2016

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
An Evaluation of a Prisoner Reentry Program for Indigenous Australians
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0001654
Initial registration date
October 06, 2016
Last updated
October 06, 2016 8:48 PM EDT
Location(s)
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Harvard University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Harvard University
Additional Trial Information
Status
On going
Start date
2016-09-23
End date
2019-09-23
Secondary IDs
Abstract
This study examines re-arrest, re-conviction, and re-incarceration rates of individuals randomized into an intensive, wraparound support prisoner reentry program in Western Australia.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Goldstein, Rebecca and Michael Hiscox. 2016. "An Evaluation of a Prisoner Reentry Program for Indigenous Australians." AEA RCT Registry. October 06. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.1654-2.0.
Former Citation
Goldstein, Rebecca, Rebecca Goldstein and Michael Hiscox. 2016. "An Evaluation of a Prisoner Reentry Program for Indigenous Australians." AEA RCT Registry. October 06. http://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/1654/history/11140.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The program is an intensive, wraparound case management program that helps soon-to-be-released and recently released individuals with acquiring safe accommodation and a secure income stream in order to support successful reentry into society.
Intervention Start Date
2016-09-23
Intervention End Date
2017-09-23
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
(1) 24-month rates of re-arrest
(2) 24-month rates of re-conviction
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Individuals are randomly referred to the program and offered the program's services.
Experimental Design Details
The local Corrections office sends us a list each month of individuals who are eligible for the program's services (they have 6-9 months left on their sentence, they are Indigenous, and they are not from a postcode that is outside the catchment area of the program). We create matched pairs and instruct Corrections about which individuals are in the treatment group. Corrections passes this information to the program manager.
Randomization Method
Randomization done in office by a computer. We use non-bipartite matching to create matched pairs.
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
0
Sample size: planned number of observations
100
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
50 individuals treatment and 50 individuals control.
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
Harvard Committee on the Use of Human Subjects
IRB Approval Date
2015-12-16
IRB Approval Number
IRB15-3797
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports, Papers & Other Materials
Relevant Paper(s)
REPORTS & OTHER MATERIALS