This document contains the findings of a study on the effectiveness of drug courts by examining study quality and treatment quality using only methodologically acceptable studies. Drug court treatment quality was assessed by evaluating adherence to the principles of Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR). Out of the total 96 studies reviewed and assessed, the results showed that the studies’ quality of the literature is poor and that this accounts for much of the variability in findings seen across studies. Furthermore, analyses revealed that although adherence to the RNR principles was poor, increasing adherence to RNR resulted in more effective treatment of offenders and reduced recidivism.
Drug Treatment Courts: A Quantitative Review of Study and Treatment Quality
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized