Health and Justice: A Continuum of Care for HIV and SU for Justice-Involved Young Adults (PHASE 2)

Status: Active, not recruiting
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Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Not Applicable

This research study proposes to embed HIV testing outreach workers from a young adult focused medical and HIV treatment program into an alternative sentencing program to deliver a new service delivery model (Link2CARE) that integrates evidence-based protocols for justice-involved young adults to: a) promote HIV and STI testing, and HIV and SU risk screening, b) provide onsite intervention, and c) cross-system linkage to HIV, STI, and SU care. Phase 1 has already been completed. In phase 1, the intervention components were adapted for use among justice involved young adults and the resulting protocols were piloted with justice involved young adults, finalizing the resulting 4-session Link2CARE intervention. In phase 2, we will test Link2CARE among N=450 justice-involved young adults enrolled at the alternative sentencing program and conduct process evaluations with N=15 alternative sentencing program staff.

Participation Requirements
Sex: All
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 80
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

• Between 18-24 years of age

• Currently enrolled at the alternative to sentencing program

• Conversant in English

• Engaged in any unprotected or vaginal sexual activity (in the past 12 months)

• Currently employed at the alternative to sentencing program

• Between ages of 18-80

United States
New York
Kings County Criminal Court
Time Frame
Start Date: December 9, 2017
Estimated Completion Date: December 1, 2022
Target number of participants: 307
Experimental: Link2CARE
This arm is comprised of participants randomized to the 4-session Link2CARE intervention.
No Intervention: Standard of Care
This arm is comprised of participants who will not receive the 4-session Link2CARE intervention.
Katherine Elkington
Related Therapeutic Areas
Collaborators: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, Columbia University, Center for Court Innovation, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Leads: New York State Psychiatric Institute

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