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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

Pages: 68 pp.

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 criminaloffenders who have drug addiction and dependency problems.These programs provide offenders with intensive courtsupervision, mandatory drug testing, substance abusetreatment, and other social services as an alternative toadjudication or incarceration. This report assesses theperformance and effectiveness of drug courts and details therecommendation of the Government Accountability Office todocument key methods used to guide future revisions of itsperformance measures for the adult drug court problem.

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