- Daniel J. O'Connell, Principal Investigator
- Christy A. Visher, Co-Investigator
- Steven S. Martin, Co-Investigator
- Tanya Whittle, Graduate Research Assistant
- Judi Buchanan and Grant Bacon, Interviewers
In 2009, the Delaware secretaries of the Department of Labor, Corrections, Health & Social Services, Education, and Housing were charged by Governor Jack Markell to develop a prisoner reentry plan to reduce the number of repeat offenders and crime in the state of Delaware. The five agencies collaborated as a workgroup and other stakeholders to develop a reentry plan for individuals leaving Delaware prisons. The workgroup developed and proposed the “Individual Assessment, Discharge, and Planning Team” (I-ADAPT) process. This project conducted a process and outcome evaluation of I-ADAPT using surveys of participants, qualitative interviews with probation officers and I-ADAPTpersonnel, statistical analyses of agency data, and observations of I-ADAPT meetings. Limited recidivism analyses were also conducted. A final report was submitted in 2016 which suggested numerous improvements.