This document evaluates Nebraska’s Problem Solving Courts (PSC) from March 2010 through December 2011 that was conducted by the University of Nebraska’s Public Policy Center. The main findings of this evaluation are as follows: (1) Nebraska’s problem solving courts operate effectively, as well as follow the ten key components for drug courts, thereby reducing crime and addiction and improving the lives of participants ; (2) Graduation rates for Nebraska drug courts match or exceed national drug court rates; (3) Costs for Nebraska programs are equal to those of drug courts across the country; (4) Nebraska drug court programs are cost efficient; (5) Problem solving courts in Nebraska are serving moderate to high need offenders, the type of offenders most appropriate for drug court services; (6) Nebraska drug courts are serving a diversity of offenders, with few disparities based on race, ethnicity, and gender; and (7) Education and employment skills are emphasized in problem solving courts, which lead to successful outcomes for participants. Despite these benefits, the evaluation also provides some recommendations for issues these programs could still improve upon.
Evaluation of Nebraska’s Problem-Solving Courts
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized