Effectiveness Of The Jackson County Oregon

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The Effectiveness of the Jackson County Oregon
Community Family Court
Brandi Briggs
Arizona State University
CRJ 308-16169 spring 2015
Dr. Gary Sweeten
The Effectiveness of the Jackson County Oregon
Community Family Court
According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), 1 out of every 100 people in the United States has been incarcerated (“The Facts on Drugs,” n.d.). Substance abuse is partly to blame. Approximately 60 percent of prison inmates had a positive drug test when they were arrested (National Institute of Justice, 1999). A judge supervises community family drug courts and assists non-violent parents with drug related issues while still holding them accountable for their crimes. Drug courts are using reward systems, drug programs and other evidence-based practices in an effort to decrease criminal recidivism and encourage positive behavior (Marlowe, 2010, p. 1). Research has shown that family drug courts are cost-effective and reduce the time that children spend in foster care (“Drug Courts Work,” n.d.).
Miami, Florida was the first state to introduce the drug treatment court program in 1989 (Carey, S.M., Sanders, M.B., Waller, M.S., Burrus, S.W. & Aborn, J.A., 2010, p. I). The drug court program model for non-violent offenders has been growing in the last 20 years due to its success. Because of the drug courts success, Family Drug Court (FDC) programs have been implemented to assist parents with substance abuse allegations whose…
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