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NCJ Number: 201495 Find in a Library
Title: Campus Drug Court: Colorado State University
Journal: Drug Court Review  Volume:4  Issue:1  Dated:Summer 2002  Pages:1-38
Author(s): Cheryl L. Asmus Ph.D.
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 38
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the Nation’s first campus drug court at Colorado State University (CSU).
Abstract: Because there is a certain core of students on university campuses involved in high-risk drinking and illegal drug use, it is important to address this concern especially since even the most comprehensive prevention efforts are not making a difference. The consequences of alcohol and drug use result in a high rate of disciplinary dismissals for this group. In applying the drug court model to this campus, the goals were to reduce the number of serious incidents resulting from alcohol and drug use, reduce the number of dismissals for problematic behavior, and adapt this model to other campuses. Students are screened for eligibility into the drug court. Eligibility includes the following infractions: alcohol overdose, possession of alcohol, possession of illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and involvement with alcohol. Once the student is accepted, he or she must admit the elements of the offense. The Campus Drug Court Team develops an individual strengths-based treatment and case management intervention plan for the student based upon the assessment and the screening. Interventions may include individual and family therapy, anger management, peer or group therapy, or inpatient treatment. The student meets privately with the hearing officer or the Director of Judicial Affairs. The student may be required to submit to random breath or urine analyses. The evaluation of the CSU drug court applied the logic model as the framework to develop and achieve a process, outcome, and impact evaluation. The results of the evaluation showed that, after 2 years, CSU’s dismissal rate for this population went from 100 percent to 9 percent--a 91 percent success rate. 3 tables, 14 references
Main Term(s): Campus alcohol abuse; Juvenile drug courts; Model programs
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Drug abuse; Drug use; Students; Underage Drinking
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