ERIC Number: ED456364
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Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Drug Courts. Technical Assistance Packet.
Join Together, Boston, MA.
Drug courts are designed to stop the abuse of alcohol and other drugs and the related criminal activity by offering individuals, whose criminal activity stems from substance abuse, the choice to participate in treatment. In exchange for successful completion of a treatment program, the court has the option of dismissing the original charge, reducing a sentence, or issuing a combination of the two. This paper provides information on national organizations, publications, and the names of community leaders who have expertise in drug courts. Currently there are 361 drug courts in operation with an additional 220 in the planning process. Information in this document can assist communities in undertaking the needed measures to treat and reduce substance abuse. (JDM)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Correctional Rehabilitation, Courts, Criminals, Drug Education, Health Promotion, Outcomes of Treatment, Prevention, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Join Together, Boston, MA.