The presentiation will report findings from a pilot study upon which the reandomized controlled trial is based, and describe the randomized clinical trial to determine if a specialized type of case management intervention called NeuroResource Facilitation (NRF) is effective in reducing recidivism in adult offenders with acquired BI. State-level offenders nearing the end of their sentence or approaching parole were screened using the OSU TBI-ID and the Symptom Questionnaire; those who screened positive were given NeuroCognitive assessment to determine if they had significant cognitive impairments, and then received either NRF or standard of care. The study and intervention protocol and preliminary data analysis will be presented comparing characteristics of the initial set of offenders with pilot data and previous research on characteristics such as number and severity of brain injuries screened, presence of neurocognitive impairments, and nature of initial NRF interventions.
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe the reasons why there are a disproportionate percentage of justice-involved adults who have brain injury which is largely undiagnosed.
Upon completion, participant will be able to demonstrate 3 types of NeuroResource Facilitation interventions that can help the ex-offender to become successful in work and community living upon release.
Upon completion, participant will be able to describe the difference between screening for evidence of lifetime events that could have produced a brain injury, and neurocognitive assessment for evidence of cognitive impairment.