Drug Courts Good

Drug Courts Good - Drug courts are empirically successful....

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Drug courts are empirically successful. Steven Belenko writes , Ph.D. “RESEARCH ON DRUG COURTS: A CRITICAL REVIEW”, National Drug Court Institute Review, Volume I, 1 , The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) At Columbia University, June, 1998 Despite the different drug court structures, jurisdictional compositions, methods used by drug court evaluators and the limitations of some of the data, a number of consistent findings emerge from the available drug court evaluations. Drug courts have been more successful than other forms of community supervision in closely supervising drug offenders in the community through frequent monitoring and close supervision including mandatory frequent drug testing, placing and retaining drug offenders in treatment programs, providing treatment and related services to offenders who have not received such services in the past, generating actual and potential cost savings and substantially reducing drug use and recidivism while offenders are in the program.
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course US 122 taught by Professor Trelawney during the Spring '10 term at Colby-Sawyer.

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