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NCJ Number: NCJ 188086     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Services in Adult Drug Courts: Report on the 1999 National Drug Court Treatment Survey, Executive Summary
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Author(s): Elizabeth A. Peyton ; Robert Gossweiler Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Consortium of TASC Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2001
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This report presents the executive summary of the findings and the implications of a 1999 survey to determine substance abuse treatment services and other treatment services currently used by adult drug courts and to identify significant issues faced by adult drug courts in obtaining and delivering high-quality comprehensive treatment services.
Abstract: Questionnaires were distributed to 263 operating adult drug courts, and 212 courts responded (81 percent). The survey was conducted in October 1999. The survey findings showed that treatment services designed for and used by drug courts comported with scientifically established principles of treatment effectiveness. Overall, the structure of drug court treatment was consistent with the principles established by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1999) and was delivered according to the Drug Court Key Components and related Performance Benchmarks. A broad continuum of primary treatment services is available to drug courts. An analysis of the findings concludes that drug courts can cooperate with treatment providers and administrators, TASC programs, and other offender management efforts to generate sufficient resources and support at the local, State, and national levels to incorporate drug court activities into a larger strategy for managing substance-involved justice populations. This movement will provide the foundation for an effective, community-based strategy to reduce the drug use and criminal activity of the significant number of substance-involved offenders that are burdening our systems and our society. Drug courts can be more successful and attain greater impact by continuing to improve operations and expand to larger and more significant populations. Six policy recommendations are offered for achieving this. 2 figures
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug treatment programs ; Drug treatment ; Court management ; Court procedures
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Progams
Drug Court Programs Office
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-DC-VX-K002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Progams
Drug Court Programs Office
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Drug Courts Resource Series. See NCJ-188085 for the complete report
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