May 10, 2010

International study on the effectiveness of Drug Courts on crime and incarceration costs

Researchers at the American University conducted a study of Drug Courts in 12 countries to learn more about their effects on crime and prison costs. The report titled "Establishing Drug Treatment Courts: Strategies, Experiences, and Preliminary Outcomes," concluded that these programs do reduce recidivism and lower incarceration costs as well as provide much needed addiction and other supportive services to offenders, including health care, housing, job and family support.

Check out the Full Report.

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