Assessing Supported Employment With Veterans With Felony Convictions and Mental Illness or Substance Abuse

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2013 by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
James P. LePage, North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01629953
First received: June 26, 2012
Last updated: January 4, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

This study continues to develop and refine best practices in the delivery of vocational services to veterans with histories of felony convictions and mental health/substance abuse difficulties. There are currently over 225,000 incarcerated veterans and it is estimated 64,000 veterans are released from prisons annually. These veterans encounter significant difficulties in finding employment due to stigma, intrapersonal difficulties, and out-dated work skills. Additionally these veterans are more likely to be homeless than other population., Previous work has found that manual based, vocational groups led by trained vocational staff led to quicker employment compared to traditional vocational services and manual based self studies. To attempt to improve on previous results, this study adds principles and components of supported employment including ongoing follow-up, treatment team coordination, and community based assistance.


Condition Intervention
Group Vocational Rehabilitation
Group Vocational Rehabilitation With Supported Employment
Other: Group based manualized vocational rehabilitation
Other: Supported Employment Condition

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Assessing Supported Employment With Veterans With Felony Convictions and MI or SA

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by North Texas Veterans Healthcare System:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Employment [ Time Frame: within 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Number of veterans finding work within 6 months

  • Total Employment [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Total amount employed over 2 year follow-up period


Estimated Enrollment: 196
Study Start Date: October 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Group Based Vocational Rehabilitation Other: Group based manualized vocational rehabilitation
Group based manualized vocational rehabilitation
Experimental: Supported Employment Condition Other: Supported Employment Condition
Veterans in this condition will receive a proven group based manualized vocational rehabilitation intervention

Detailed Description:

See above

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • history of at least one felony conviction
  • diagnosis of a mental illness including substance use disorders

Exclusion Criteria:

  • dementia
  • active psychosis
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01629953

Locations
United States, Texas
VA North Texas Health Care System - Dallas Medical Center Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75216
Contact: Avery Lewis    214-857-2571      
Principal Investigator: James P LePage, Ph.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: James P. LePage, Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, North Texas Veterans Healthcare System
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01629953     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D7635-R
Study First Received: June 26, 2012
Last Updated: January 4, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014