ADULT DRUG COURTS: STUDIES SHOW COURTS REDUCE RECIDIVISM, BUT DOJ COULD ENHANCE FUTURE PERFORMANCE MEASURE REVISION EFFORTS
Series: HEIN'S ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS REPRINT SERIES
Item #: 72490
Pages: 68 pp. Reprinted in 2012.
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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