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Utilization of Social Services and Impact on Outcomes
Last registered on October 14, 2018

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Utilization of Social Services and Impact on Outcomes
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0003375
Initial registration date
October 14, 2018
Last updated
October 14, 2018 10:43 PM EDT
Location(s)

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Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Texas A&M University
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
University of Pittsburgh
PI Affiliation
Texas A&M University
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2018-10-22
End date
2020-10-22
Secondary IDs
Abstract
The goal of this study is to examine whether higher utilization of social services helps prevent/delay recidivism among ex-inmates. We partner with a social service provider for ex-inmates and randomize participants into treatments that incentivize usage of social services at various intensities. We will keep track of social service usage and incidents of re-arrest record to see how usage of these services affect recidivism.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Castillo, Marco, Sera Linardi and Ragan Petrie. 2018. "Utilization of Social Services and Impact on Outcomes." AEA RCT Registry. October 14. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.3375-1.0.
Former Citation
Castillo, Marco, Sera Linardi and Ragan Petrie. 2018. "Utilization of Social Services and Impact on Outcomes." AEA RCT Registry. October 14. https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/3375/history/35736.
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Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
The intervention will examine whether higher utilization of social services helps prevent/delay recidivism among ex-inmates.
Intervention Start Date
2018-10-22
Intervention End Date
2020-10-22
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
Arrests
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Arrests (frequency and severity) will be collected from publicly available information.
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
Usage of social services
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Usage will be collected from Aftercare, frequency of visits and what services used
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
Participants will be randomized into a control group or two treatments groups that provide incentives to increase usage of social services.
Experimental Design Details
Not available
Randomization Method
Randomization done by shuffling identical-looking envelopes
Randomization Unit
Randomization done at the level of the individual.
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
300 individuals
Sample size: planned number of observations
300 individuals
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
100 individuals control, 100 individuals low usage treatment, 100 individuals in high usage treatment
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
With roughly 300 individuals we are powered to detect effects of 18 percentage points (two-sided, baseline rate of recidivism in 6 months of 30%, power = 0.8)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
University of Pittsburgh IRB
IRB Approval Date
2018-08-08
IRB Approval Number
PRO17020307
IRB Name
Texas A&M University IRB
IRB Approval Date
2018-08-09
IRB Approval Number
IRB2018-0488
Analysis Plan

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