An Exploration of Treatment and Supervision Intensity Among Drug Court and Non-Drug Court Participants
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized
This journal article examines the evidence that shows the effectiveness of drug court programs in reducing substance use and recidivism of drug-involved offenders. This paper analyzes the supervision and treatment programs that were delivered to a sample of participants in drug courts in Broward and Hillsborough counties in Florida, as well as drug-involved individuals who were sentenced to probation. The data was compiled from in-person interviews conducted shortly after entering the program and nine months after. The results suggested that the intensity of supervision and the likelihood of seeking treatment were greater for those involved in drug court programs.