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  NCJ Number: NCJ 179569     Find in a Library
  Title: Early Drug Courts: Case Studies in Judicial Innovation
  Editor(s): W. Clinton Terry III
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 202
  Annotation: This volume describes dedicated drug treatment courts in five locations.
  Abstract: The first drug courts sought to do more than simply process criminal cases generated by addiction; they sought to change behavior and restore individuals to a productive role in society. Traditional courts, funders, and policy makers were hostile to the idea that drug-involved clients needed assistance in the courtroom for social service needs such as a decent job, housing or education. However, the drug courts persevered, and what was seen 10 years ago as a radical approach to addiction within the criminal justice system can now be seen as the first significant step toward change. The seven essays in this volume discuss judicial change and challenges for research and innovation, and describe drug court models and their operation in five different locations. Notes, references, figures, tables, index
  Main Term(s): Courts
  Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Interagency cooperation ; Drug treatment ; Rehabilitation ; Controlled Substances ; Court reform ; Custody vs treatment conflict ; Alternative court procedures ; Drug Courts
  Publication Number: ISBN 0-7619-0724-6
  Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
  Publisher URL: http://www.sagepub.com 
  Type: Program/Project Description
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Drugs, Health, and Social Policy Series, Volume 7
   
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