ERIC Number: ED123542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Sentencing Alcohol Related Cases: Options via Judicial Education.
Scrimgeour, Gary J.
Since at least 4.5 million arrests per year involve people who may have alcohol problems, it is obvious that close cooperation between the courts and the alcoholism treatment progression would be productive. Since judges cannot themselves be expected either to identify or treat people with drinking problems, they need help in the form of a referral system. By using court support personnel to provide pre-sentence reports or screening and categorization techniques, judges can refer defendents to appropriate treatment. Judges can also ensure that treatment agencies get the time to help the defendents. They need support, however, to start, operate and monitor such a system. This report addresses itself to both judges and the alcohol treatment agencies--groups that heretofore have had too little contact with each other. It presents some practical strategies for the implementation of alcohol referral systems. (Author/NG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; National Center for Alcohol Education, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A