Transitions: Linkages From Jail To Community


HIV | HIV Infections | Substance Abuse

What is the purpose of this trial?

TRANSITIONS, a novel jail-release program for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), will use
evidence-based interventions and adapt them to create a comprehensive transitional program
in Waterbury and New Haven County, Connecticut. Evidence-based interventions will include,
but not be limited to, enhanced rapid HIV testing within the New Haven Community
Correctional Center (NHCCC, local jail), intensive case management, continuity of
buprenorphine treatment from the jail to the community setting and a novel Money Management
(MM) program.

The HIV in Prisons Program and the Community Health Care Van (CHCV) at the Yale University
AIDS Program, in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Correction and the
Waterbury Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinic, propose to expand the availability of opiate
substitution treatment and to enhance clinical and social services for PLWHA, who are
transitioning from the jail to the community setting.

As part of Transitions, we will develop a model Money Management program that we have used
in community settings to improve health outcomes for socially and medically marginalized
populations and adapt it for a jail-release program. The Transitions program will
incorporate these elements into a combined intervention and will result in a clinical trial
to compare the additional contribution of a money management program.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - N/A

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Yale University
September 2008
Last Updated:
August 26, 2014
Study HIC#: ID: NCT00841711