This set of evaluations were conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office that examined the inner-workings of Drug Courts across the country to determine how effective they are in the treatment field. The findings showed that drug-court program participation was generally associated with lower recidivism. GAO’s analysis of evaluations reporting recidivism data for 32 programs showed that drug-court program participants were generally less likely to be re-arrested than comparison group members drawn from criminal court, with differences in likelihood reported to be statistically significant for 18 of the programs. Cost-benefit analyses showed mixed results.
Adult Drug Courts: Studies Show Courts Reduce Recidivism, but DOJ Could Enhance Future Performance Measure Revision Efforts
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized