In this study we examined the characteristics of those participants who may not have taken full advantage of the program, and those who were involved with the TDTC program for a period of time but were unable to complete the program based on the more formal TDTC program requirements.
Therefore, participants staying in the program for at least 3 months but breaching TDTC conditions in some way (e.g., new criminal charges, lying to the court, or urine tampering) in the first month were part of the first group (UR).
others), convictions in past five years, custody at the time of application to TDTC (yes/no), family members with substance use (yes/no), any family problems (yes/no), motivation to stay out of jail (yes/no), unstable employment (yes/no), unstable housing (yes/no), and number of sanctions in early stage of program.
The focus of this study was to identify the characteristics of those participants in the TDTC who may not have taken full advantage of the program, and those who were involved with the TDTC program for a period of time but did not complete the TDTC program.
The study results provide some important implications for the TDTC and other DTCs.
Similarly, compared to UE, the UR participants were more likely to be in custody at the time of application to TDTC. Most TDTC participants acknowledged that their initial motivation for applying to the program was to be released from custody or to stay out of custody on a pending charge.
This, in fact, could become an institutionalized component of the TDTC program.