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NCJ Number: 167022 Find in a Library
Title: Survey of Current Drug Court Programs in California
Author(s): F Hoover
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: California Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
San Francisco, CA 94107
Sale Source: California Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
Admin Office of the Courts
Trial Court Services Div
303 2nd Street
South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This drug court survey in California found that 56 percent of 34 drug courts responding said their drug courts had been evaluated, usually by a university or a rehabilitation provider.
Abstract: Regarding the category of offender status at intake, the category of post plea was the most frequently reported, with 50 percent of drug courts claiming this status. The category of diversion followed closely, with 41 percent of drug courts claiming this status. Regarding charge type making offenders eligible for drug courts, 85 percent of drug courts made nonviolent, felony charges their leading eligibility category. Property crimes, usually drug-related, were reported as an eligibility category for half of all drug courts surveyed. When reporting on offenses that served to disqualify potential or terminate active drug court participants, violence was the overwhelming disqualifier. The next closest disqualifier involved sex offenses. Of the 34 drug courts, 28 required a mandatory, predetermined fee of all drug court participants. Summaries of survey responses from the 34 drug courts are provided that cover drug court judge, program type and provider, eligibility, drug court personnel, funding sources, financial participation of defendants, and the existence of a management information system. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): California; Drug law offenses; Drug offenders; Drug Related Crime; Property crimes; Sex offenders; Violent offenders
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