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NCJ Number: 159804 Find in a Library
Title: Matter of Just Treatment: Substance Abuse and the Courts -- Final Report Supreme Judicial Court Substance Abuse Project Task Force
Project Director: F P O'Connor
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 110
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Boston, MA 02108
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Supreme Court Justices
New Courthouse
Pemberton Square
Boston, MA 02108
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court initiated a substance abuse task force in 1993 to develop and implement a coordinated substance abuse effort in the Massachusetts court system.
Abstract: The task force divided into subcommittees to develop findings and recommendations for the future work of Massachusetts courts. Seminars on substance abuse and the courts were presented throughout the State to disseminate information about the identification and treatment of substance abuse and to help local courts establish working relationships with community-based substance abuse treatment providers. The task force also directed its attention to formulating long-range recommendations on substance abuse and the courts. Current efforts in Massachusetts courts to address substance abuse issues are reviewed, with particular attention paid to adult criminal cases, juvenile courts, probate and family courts, housing courts, and civil commitments. Potential obstacles to the implementation of substance abuse prevention and treatment programs are examined. Appendixes contain further information on the substance abuse treatment seminars, research on the incidence of substance abuse among court populations, and a summary of the task force evaluation. References, footnotes, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Family courts; Juvenile courts; Juvenile drug abusers; Massachusetts; Municipal courts; State courts
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