Drug Courts. Drug Courts – The National Perspective. Presentation by the Virginia Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee: Planning and Development Sub-committee June 2008. Drug Courts – The National Perspective. Do Drug Courts reduce recidivism? Are Drug Courts cost effective?
Presentation by the Virginia Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee:
Planning and Development
Drug Courts reduce crime by an average of 8% to 26%, with most estimates from 9% to 14%. Well-functioning drug courts reduce crime rates by 35% and the effects last at least 3 years.
Meta-analysis – scientists statistically average the effects of a program over numerous research studies.
The meta-analyses of drug courts involve at least 5 experimental studies, dozens of quasi-experimental studies, and dismantling studies.Drug Courts Reduce Recidivism
[Dr. Douglas B. Marlow, J.D., Ph.D. Chief of Research, Law and Policy, NADCP]
[Notre Dame Law Review, “Therapeutic Jurisprudence and the Drug Treatment Court Movement” Vol. 72, Issue 2, Jan. 1999].
[2005 National Survey on Drug Courts and Other Problem-solving Courts, National Drug Court Institute].
[Columbia University, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. Research on Drug Courts: A Critical Review, 2001].
[BJA Drug Court Clearinghouse, May 23, 2008]
Judicial Support -
[NADCP Talking Points/Statistics on Drug Courts]
[Marlow, Dematteo, & Festinger, 2003. From National Drug Court Institute, Office of National Drug Control Policy, BJA. www.ndci.org/courtfacts.htm]
[Urban Institute Report, from NADCP CEO West Huddleston, May 21, 2008].