The SCA Adult Demonstration Program was designed to reduce recidivism among recently incarcerated adults at medium-to-high risk of recidivism. The program provided reentry services that included case management, education and training, employment assistance, treatment for substance use disorder, and mental health services.
The SCA Adult Demonstration Program provided a wide range of reentry services to recently incarcerated adults. Although the provision of services varied by location, all participants received case management. Employment services were offered in all but one program location and included job-search and placement assistance; mentoring; and training that developed résumé writing, interviewing, and soft skills. Many locations offered participants cognitive behavioral therapy, treatment for substance use disorder, housing assistance, prosocial behavior training, and other mental health services. The duration of the intervention varied, with 62 percent of all participants receiving services for more than six months and 25 percent of all participants receiving services for more than one year. The SCA Adult Demonstration served adults who were incarcerated or had been incarcerated in the past 10 years and were classified as being at medium or high risk of recidivism. This intervention was implemented by state and local authorities in seven locations: Kentucky; Oklahoma; South Dakota; Allegheny County, PA; Marion County, OR; San Francisco, CA; and San Mateo County, CA.