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Title: Drug Court Survey Report, 1997, Volume IV: Participant Perspectives
Author(s): C S Cooper; S R Bartlett; M A Shaw; K K Yang
Corporate Author: American University's Drug Court
Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: American University's Drug Court
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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NCJRS Photocopy Services
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US Dept of Justice
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Grant Number: 95-DC-MX-K002
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fourth volume of a four-volume report on the 1997 Drug Court Survey contains the comments on drug courts of 255 participants in the final phases of 53 drug courts operating in 23 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Abstract: Information on respondents' background addresses prior treatment program experience; the time between arrest and entry into the program; age, sex, and marital status; parental status; educational level; and military status. Participant comments regarding their drug court experience focus on the most important reasons for entering the program and for remaining in the program, as well as the most significant differences between drug court and prior treatment programs. Participants' comments on drug court components encompass the duration of the program, drug testing frequency, the role of acupuncture in participant's retention in the program, and participants' perceptions regarding the significance of potential changes in key components of drug court programs on their retention. The final section of this volume contains participants' suggestions on how to make the drug court more effective.
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Case processing; Drug law offenses; Drug treatment programs; State-by-state analyses
Note: DCC. For other volumes of this report, see NCJ-168280-83.
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