NAHDAP releases Pathways to Desistance subject follow-up and collateral data

The National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP) is pleased to announce the release of additional data from the Pathways to Desistance series. In August 2012, the subject baseline data were released. The baseline file has been updated, and ten additional waves of follow-up data over a period of seven years have been newly released following the subjects. Also released are data from interviews conducted with a collateral (family member, friend) of the subject. The collateral data contain a baseline file along with three more files of yearly follow-up interviews asking about the subject on similar topics as what the subject answered in their own interviews.

Pathways to Desistance was a multi-site study that followed 1,354 serious juvenile offenders from adolescence to young adulthood in two locales. Enrolled into the study were adjudicated youths from the juvenile and adult court systems in Maricopa County (Phoenix), Arizona (N=654) and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (N=700) from 2000 through 2010. The aim of this project was to build a comprehensive picture of life changes in a wide array of areas over the course of time for these juvenile offenders.

More information about this study is available on the Pathways to Desistance Web site.