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NCJ Number: 136006 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Court
Corporate Author: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Eleventh Circuit Court
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Metropolitan Dade Cty
Miami, FL 33130
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Since the Diversion and Treatment Program (DATP) was founded in Metro-Dade County (Florida) in June 1989, nearly 4,300 defendants have been placed into the program, with an estimated 3,800 clients for the remainder of calendary 1991.
Abstract: Over 1,600 clients have successfully completed drug treatment, had their charges dismissed, and returned to society; the recidivism rate among this group is less than 3 percent. The program costs $500 per person, which is mostly offset by fees collected from clients, totaling over $19,000 per month. Although the program started exclusively with Dade-County resources, over 200 private residential treatment beds have been committed to the program. There have been no trials in the Drug Court; its objective is to match defendants with appropriate treatment programs.
Main Term(s): Diversion programs; Inmate drug treatment
Index Term(s): Court statistics; Florida
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