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  NCJ Number: NCJ 169764     Find in a Library
  Title: Drug Courts: Overview of Growth, Characteristics, and Results
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  Corporate Author: US Government Accountability Office
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 175
  Annotation: Drug courts are examined with respect to their use; their funding; their approaches, characteristics, and completion and retention rates; the extent to which program and participant data are maintained and used for management and evaluation; and evaluation results.
  Abstract: Information came from a survey that received responses from 134 of the 140 drug court programs operating in December 1996 and from an analysis of 20 studies of program impacts. The analysis revealed that the number of programs and the availability of funding have increased substantially in recent years. The programs are diverse in approach, characteristics, and completion and retention rates. Most programs maintain various types of data on program participants as suggested by the Department of Justice in its guidance to jurisdiction applying for Federal grants. However, the available studies do not support firm conclusions on the overall impact of drug court programs or on certain specific issues raised by Congress about the programs or their participants. An impact evaluation of four of the oldest drug court programs will be completed by the Department of Justice in 1999. Recommendations, figures, tables, footnotes, appended background information and additional results, and agency comments
  Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
  Index Term(s): Services effectiveness ; Inmate drug treatment ; Alternative court procedures
  Publication Number: GAO/GGD-97-106
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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