Edison Court is focused on enhancing the effectiveness of our service delivery and improving the experience of our consumers, stakeholders, and employees. We use a best practices approach that includes a thorough evaluation of strengths and needs for each client, using this information to prescribe a specific treatment course for them. In addition, we will periodically assess progress accross their treatment with us, including formal pre and post test measures as an index of intervention success. We also use this information to learn more about our overall treatment methods and to make improvements where needed. For a detailed description about how we collect data please review the sections below.
The R.O.R.E. (Residential Ongoing Research Endeavor), composed of both the M.O.R.E (Mathom Ongoing Research Endeavor) and the E.M.O.R.E. (Easton Manor Ongoing Research Endeavor), involve psychometric data collection using scientifically accepted and construct-valid instruments, and is a recent adaptation of a long-standing research initiative. Information is gathered from psychological test data, self-ratings, and observer ratings, and is used for the purposes of identifying patterns of attitude and behavior within clients that are relevant to treatment targets. R.O.R.E. data also serves to inform case conceptualization and treatment planning, with pre-treatment and pre-discharge comparison serving to measure treatment impact and inform aftercare planning. Ultimately, data will yield valuable information comparing treatment targets and treatment gains to outcome criterion via inpatient and outpatient outcome tracking. Domains to be assessed within individuals are concomitant with empirically indicated risk factor areas for this population, and involve aspects of: Cognitive Functioning; Emotional Regulation; Executive Functioning/Impulse Control; Personality/Antisocial Characteristics; Attitudes toward Sex and Sex Offending; General Behavior; Actuarial and Clinically-Guided Recidivism Risk Data; Moral Development; Sexual Interest; Social Skill; and demographic factors. Objective measures of individuals’ patterns of sexual arousal may occur, given appropriate informed consent. The Clinical Director is responsible for gleaning, maintaining, and reporting assessment data in accordance with PA code, title 49 and the ethics code governing psychology practice.
Annual Treatment Outcome Reports
In an effort to glean indicators of treatment efficacy as well as adhere to State and Local reporting requirements, Edison Court completes an annual study, the RTICO (Residential Treatment Impact and Client Outcome), that reports data gleaned from the R.O.R.E, as well as evaluating post-discharge outcome data relating to new legal charges, and statuses of occupation/education, support system involvement, mental health, and residence. Historically, our measured recidivism rates have fallen at approximately 50% less than the national reported program average.
For the current investigation, Residents discharged from both Mathom House (n = 102) and Easton Manor (n = 38) from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2015 contributed to a descriptive and inferential analysis of Demographic, Offense, Neuro-Cognitive, Personality, Diagnostic, Experiential, Interventional, Recidivistic, Discharge Stati, and Community Readiness variables, as well as that for compared pre-treatment and post-treatment measures of general psychological functioning and sexually-problematic specific risk and protective factors to glean data reflective of treatment impact upon served clients.
Multiple psychological measures and analytic tools essentially suggested a statistically and clinically significant benefit to served clients within residential programming with regard to the primary treatment targets of reducing recidivism risk level, and dynamic improvements in measures that reflect interpersonal effectiveness and criminogenic attitudinal approach. Clients’ quality of life and recidivism outcomes are discussed in detail, including the clinical implications of identified demographic, risk, and treatment impact factors. Promising predictive factors related to client outcomes and actual client recidivism are explored. To review the full report please click here.