What is an Adult Drug Court?

What is an Adult Drug Court?

A specially designed criminal court calendar or docket, the purposes of which are to achieve a reduction in recidivism and substance abuse among nonviolentiii substance abusing offenders and increase the offenders’ likelihood of successful habilitation. Interventions include early, continuous and intensive judicially supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug testing, community supervision, and the use of appropriate sanctions, incentives and habilitation services (Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005).

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