PCAP Pre‐Implementation Checklist

The PCAP model is supported by theory and evidence of effectiveness based on research. Furthermore, the program has been operational since 1991 and the intervention methods are supported by field practice and expert clinical opinion.

The PCAP Pre‐Implementation Checklist is a quality assurance tool designed to be used during PCAP replication site development. The checklist reviews PCAP core characteristics important to incorporate in developing a replication site. The checklist should be used by agencies that are contemplating implementation of PCAP and that are interested in assessing the feasibility of such implementation.

PCAP Fidelity Assessment

When the program is implemented in a new community it is important to recognize the cultural, structural, geographic, and social differences that may potentially impact the model. While adaptations are an important part of replication, there are numerous core characteristics recognized as being essential in order to see successful outcomes in PCAP clients.

The PCAP Fidelity Assessment is a quality assurance tool that helps to assess the degree of adherence of the PCAP model.

These two tools were created to promote fidelity to the intervention model.

Budget considerations and categories

Below are the basic budget categories required for operation of a PCAP site. The exact amounts of these items will change depending on the size of the PCAP site and the geographic region within which the program operates.

CategoryCommon Line Items
Set Up

  • Office furniture and equipment.

  • Computers for supervisor, assistant, and at least one computer
    for every two case managers

  • Automobiles for case managers to transport clients and to use on
    home visits (include outfitting costs, i.e. baby seats installed that
    are up to standard). Options include using state motor pool
    vehicles, leasing or buying vehicles to use long term, using
    personal cares with mileage reimbursement

Salaries and BenefitsFull PCAP Site

  • Clinical supervisor

  • 6 case managers

  • Half‐time office assistant

Half PCAP site

  • Clinical supervisor

  • 3 Case managers

  • Quarter‐time office assistant

Personnel Services

  • Client needs/incentives (at least $50/client/year)

  • Employee Training (approximately $200/employee/year)

Other Contractual

  • Postage

  • Utilities


  • Insurance

  • Printing

  • Evaluation database & software license

  • Repairs

  • Copies


  • State vehicle motor pool fees, leasing fees, or mileage

  • Air fare if necessary


  • Office supplies

  • Miscellaneous

  • Food

Types of agencies operating PCAP sites

Agencies funded to operate PCAP sites are typically substance abuse treatment or public health agencies. In Washington State, most PCAP sites are established and operated through county‐based agencies. The organizational structure below represents how these agencies come together to create the Washington State PCAP program.

PCAP Personnel Required

Job descriptions of required and optional staff


PCAP PowerPoint Presentation for Interested Community Providers

Presentation for use in discussing the PCAP model and starting a site


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