The Benefits Of Drug Courts

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As a judge over a drug court program who has a drug user appearing before me for the fourth time, I must take certain thoughts into consideration. Drug courts are designed for non-violent offenders with substance abuse problems who require integrated sanctions and services, including (a) mandatory periodic testing for the use of controlled substances; (b) substance abuse treatment; (c) diversion, probation, or other supervised release; and (d) aftercare services such as relapse prevention, health care, education, vocational training, job placement, housing placement, and child care (Siegel & Bartolla, 2011). Additionally, knowing that approximately 80 percent of offenders in the United States were under the influence of drugs and or alcohol
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