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ERIC Number: EJ798105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0011-1287
Secondary Prevention Services for Clients Who Are Low Risk in Drug Court: A Conceptual Model
DeMatteo, David S.; Marlowe, Douglas B.; Festinger, David S.
Crime & Delinquency, v52 n1 p114-134 2006
The drug court model assumes that most drug offenders are addicts, and that drug use fuels other criminal activity. As a result, drug court clients must satisfy an intensive regimen of treatment and supervisory obligations. However, research suggests that roughly one third of drug court clients do not have a clinically significant substance use disorder. For these clients, standard drug court services may be ineffective or even contraindicated. Instead, these clients may be best suited for a secondary prevention approach directed at interrupting the acquisition of addictive behaviors. Unfortunately, there are no established secondary prevention packages for adults in criminal justice settings. This article presents a conceptual framework for developing and administering secondary prevention services in drug courts and proposes a platform of prevention techniques that can be tailored in a clinically relevant manner for the sizeable population of drug court clients who are low risk. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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