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NCJ Number: 183709 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Delaware Juvenile Drug Court Diversion Program
Author(s): Evelyn Nestlerode; John P. O'Connell; Marsha L. Miller Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: October 1999
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Delaware Family Court
Georgetown, DE 19947
Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
Dover, DE 19901
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 97 DC VX 0093;
Contract Number: FCPS01-99NCK014
Publication Number: 100703991005
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Delaware Statistical Analysis Ctr
410 Federal Street, Suite 6
Dover, DE 19901
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report evaluates Delaware's juvenile drug court diversion program.
Abstract: Delaware's statewide Juvenile Drug Court program is the only one of its kind in the nation. Since its establishment in 1995, the program has significantly reduced the overall recidivism rate of Delaware's substance-abuse offenders; reduced the arrest rates of Juvenile Drug Court participants; and reduced new offense rates, arrest rates on any category of offense, and arrest rates on felony-level drug offenses of program graduates. To maximize the benefits of the program for minority participants, program designers and implementers must determine how to enlist the counsel of community-based leaders; increase parental participation and provide increased parental support; better screen juveniles for needs beyond their substance-abuse issues; and enhance the aftercare program in culturally competent ways. The report describes program entry and exit, treatment, court proceedings, court form data, the population affected, program completion, recidivism and gender, minority status, and program effectiveness. Tables, figures
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Delaware; Drug treatment; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile courts; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile drug courts; Juvenile Recidivism; State courts; State juvenile justice systems
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