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ADULT DRUG COURTS: STUDIES SHOW COURTS REDUCE RECIDIVISM, BUT DOJ COULD ENHANCE FUTURE PERFORMANCE MEASURE REVISION EFFORTS

United States Government Accountability Office


Item #: 72490
ISBN: 9780837738758
Pages: 68 pp. Reprinted in 2012.

Series: HEIN'S ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS REPRINT SERIES
Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, FOOD, DRUGS & COSMETICS

A drug court is a specialized court that targets criminal offenders who have drug addiction and dependency problems. These programs provide offenders with intensive court supervision, mandatory drug testing, substance abuse treatment, and other social services as an alternative to adjudication or incarceration. This report assesses the performance and effectiveness of drug courts and details therecommendation of the Government Accountability Office to document key methods used to guide future revisions of its performance measures for the adult drug court problem.

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