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Title: Drug Courts: An Overview of Operational Characteristics and Implementation Issues, Volume 1
Author(s): C S Cooper; S R Bartlett
Corporate Author: National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America

National Consortium of TASC Programs
United States of America

American University
School of Public Affairs Justice Programs Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Consortium of TASC Programs

National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 94-DD-CX-K020
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America

American University
School of Public Affairs Justice Programs Office
Brandywine Building, Suite 6C
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides a comparative profile of 20 Drug Court programs that have been operational for more than one year and presents the first comprehensive description of drug court program activities in state and local courts.
Abstract: The report focuses on the operational elements currently deemed critical to program effectiveness and the implementation issues that have emerged. Information was derived from responses to a survey distributed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Resource Center at The American University to 25 drug courts that had been operating for one year or more. The survey consisted of six sections to be completed by the principal agencies involved in the drug court operations in each of the jurisdictions surveyed: (1) general program information to be completed by the court; and more specific information relating to (2) prosecution activities; (3) defense activities; (4) law enforcement activities; (5) correctional activities; and (6) activities and services of the treatment coordinator. Responses were received from 20 drug court programs and are summarized in the report. This volume reflects responses from the drug court judges. Charts, footnotes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Court social services; Courts; Drug abuse; Drug law offenses; Drug offender profiles; Drug treatment programs; Recidivism; Statistics; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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