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Title: Follow-up Report on Hillsborough County Drug Court Program Clients
Author(s): C A McNeece
Corporate Author: Florida State University
Institute for Health and Human Services Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Florida Dept of Community Affairs
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Sale Source: Florida Dept of Community Affairs
Division of Housing and Community Development
2740 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Clients of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Drug Court Program, which began full operation in June 1992, were interviewed during July and August 1993 and followed up in the fall of 1994 to determine their attitudes toward the program 1 year after their departure and their arrest histories.
Abstract: The judge, attorneys, and treatment program staff were also interviewed regarding their perspectives on this pretrial diversion program for first-time felony offenders. Data were collected for 10 of the 27 clients in the original sample. Results were generally consistent with the results of the initial evaluation conducted a year earlier. The majority of clients continued to regard their involvement in the drug court has having helped them overcome their problems with alcohol and other drugs. However, the participants' arrest histories indicate that participation in the drug court program does not simply bring an end to individuals' drug use. An analysis of arrests after further time has elapsed will provide a more conclusive answer to questions of the program's effect on participants' involvement in illicit drugs.
Main Term(s): Grants or contracts
Index Term(s): Byrne program evaluation; Case processing; Diversion programs; Drug law offenses; Drug offenders; Drug treatment programs; Florida; Services effectiveness
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