Drug Courts in Operation: Current Research

1st Edition

James Joseph Hennessy

Routledge
Published April 23, 2002
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9780789016959 - CAT# HW14321

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Summary

Examine an innovative strategy for fighting the war on drugs!

Drug Courts in Operation: Current Research provides an in-depth look at an increasingly utilized approach to rehabilitating substance abusers. Drug courts offer their participants a chance to better themselves by providing support and structure to those that do not have it in their life, offering substance abusers a chance to participate in rehabilitation in lieu of incarceration. This insightful book examines the history of drug courts as a principal treatment alternative to incarceration, outlines the risk factors of children living with drug-addicted parents, and introduces a program to help strengthen families.

The book delivers vital information on:
  • introducing programs to help prevent narcotic use by children with drug-addicted parents
  • the need for cultural- and gender-specific treatment plans, especially in the treatment of women and African-American males
  • treatment dosage effects
  • the importance of length of participation to outcomes
  • focus groups designed to help drug court participants with their employment needs
  • predictors of engagement in court-mandated treatment programs
  • how legal coercion of high-risk patients via the threat of incarceration motivates participants to succeed

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