ERIC Number: EJ492330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Miami Drug Court Gives Drug Defendants a Second Chance.
Finn, Peter; Newlyn, Andrea K.
National Institute of Justice Journal, n227 p13-20 Nov 1993
Describes the Diversion and Drug Treatment program, known as "Drug Court," in Miami (Florida) in which nonviolent drug offenders have prosecution of their cases deferred while they participate in a court-ordered drug-rehabilitation program. Those who successfully complete the program have their cases dismissed. Whereas typical recidivism rates for drug offenders is close to 60%, Miami's Drug Court recidivism rate for the year following program completion is 11%. (BSG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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