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Addicted to Courts: How a Growing Dependence on Drug Courts Impacts People and Communities

  • Organization: Justice Policy Institute
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Friday, March 18, 2011
  • Submitted: Thursday, April 21, 2011
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Report by the Justice Policy Institute argues that America's growing reliance on drug courts is an ineffective allocation of scarce state resources. The report finds that providing people with alternatives like community-based treatment are more cost-effective and provide greater public safety benefits than treatment that comes with the collateral consequences associated with involvement in the criminal justice system.

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