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Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation: Executive Summary (2011)

  • Organization: The Urban Institute
  • Document Type: Report
  • Date Created: Monday, August 01, 2011
  • Submitted: Monday, August 01, 2011
  • Attachment(s): LINK

The most extensive study of drug courts-a five-year examination of 23 courts and six comparison jurisdictions in eight states-found that these court programs can significantly decrease drug use and criminal behavior, with positive outcomes ramping upward as participants sensed their judge treated them more fairly, showed greater respect and interest in them, and gave them more chances to talk during courtroom proceedings.

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