Do Drug Courts Work?


Publication Date: August 2010

Publisher: National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Jessica Huseman

Research Area: Government

Keywords: drug courts; drug; courts

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Drug courts are judicially supervised programs that provide long-term treatment and other services to nonviolent drug law offenders. Cases can be referred to drug courts in lieu of or in addition to traditional criminal punishment, such as incarceration or probation.