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NCJ Number: 148009 Find in a Library
Title: COURT-ORDERED DRUG TREATMENT DOES WORK
Journal: Judges' Journal  Volume:33  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1994)  Pages:10-13,38-40
Author(s): T H Maugh II; M D Anglin
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 7
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The authors maintain that judges should use options including civil commitment and court-ordered diversion to compel drug-abusing offenders to enter treatment programs.
Abstract: Results from research studies both of the California Civil Addict Program and other criminal justice system-based drug treatment programs and community-based methadone maintenance and therapeutic programs indicate that those programs mandated by the criminal justice system offer the best and most cost-effective approaches to breaking the cycle of drug abuse, criminality, incarceration, and recidivism. Civil commitment mandates the enrollment of drug abusers who have committed crimes in a drug treatment regimen that includes residential treatment followed by community aftercare. Adherence to the program is monitored by frequent urinalysis. Research shows that these types of programs are effective; the most successful are those where funding is adequate, personnel are well trained and emotionally involved in their efforts, and treatment protocols are well planned and implemented.
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Civil commitment; Courts; Drug-abusing inmates
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