This article provides a backdrop to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Board Resolution to investigate the racial and ethnic disparities and degree of fairness in drug courts and review what is currently known, and not yet known, about racial-and-ethnic-minority impacts in drug courts. After briefly describing what drug courts are and why they came to be, research is presented on minority access to drug courts, the services received by minorities in drug courts, and the outcomes produced. This document also emphasizes that there is a need for additional efforts to examine drug court impacts on other racial and ethnic minority groups, in addition to Hispanic and African American communities.
Achieving Racial and Ethnic Fairness in Drug Courts
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized