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Title: Findings from the Evaluation of the D.C. Superior Court Drug Intervention Program
Author(s): Adele Harrell; Shannon Cavanagh; John Roman
Corporate Author: The Urban Institute
United States of America
Date Published: May 1999
Page Count: 169
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin (SAMHSA)
Rockville, MD 20857
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC 20037
Grant Number: 94-IJ-CX-K011
Sale Source: The Urban Institute
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the evaluation design, methodology, and findings for the D.C. Superior Court Drug Intervention Program (District of Columbia), which was an experiment to test court-based interventions for drug-involved defendants.
Abstract: The program was based on a comparison of the drug use and criminal activity of drug felony defendants who were randomly assigned to one of three dockets. The "sanctions docket" offered drug-involved defendants a program of graduated sanctions with weekly drug testing, referrals to community-based treatment, and judicial monitoring of drug use. The "treatment docket" offered drug-involved defendants weekly drug testing and an intensive court-based day treatment program; and the "standard docket" offered drug-involved defendants weekly drug testing, judicial monitoring, and encouragement to seek community-based treatment programs. The evaluation is based on program operations between September 1994 and January 1996. Both process and impact evaluations were conducted. This report presents findings for each of the dockets, with attention to program costs and crime reduction benefits. Extensive tables and 56 references
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; Drug law offenses; Drug offenders; Drug treatment; NIJ final report
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