Chantal Marteen Langevin


An Evaluation Framework For The Maison Decision House Substance Abuse Treatment Program


An evaluation framework was prepared for Maison Decision House (MDH) to guide its future examination of the success of its substance abuse treatment program. MDH is a halfway house accommodating substance-abusing male federal offenders. This residential intervention is based on a cognitive-behavioral model and has incorporated specific program activities to achieve the ultimate objective of lifelong abstinence. The first section of this framework is a program profile containing background information on the program as well as an outline of its elements and structure in conjunction with a logic model. The next section focuses on the evaluation questions and issues relevant to this substance abuse program, describes the issues and indicators matrix, and summarizes various evaluation methodologies. The framework concludes with a presentation of three evaluation options, with a recommendation as to the most advantageous option.