Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tailoring drug court programs makes them more effective and cost efficient

Drug courts work and have been around for almost 15 years. Now research is focused on how they could work better. In the Volume 22, No. 2 issue of NIDA Notes there is an interesting article entitled, "High-risk Drug Offenders do Better With Judicial Supervision". Basically what the researchers found was that participants who have Anti-social Personality Disorder or previous treatment for drug addiction do better with more frequent reporting and closer supervision. For low risk participants frequency of reporting didn't seem to have much of an effect and so could be seen less often.

To read the article, click here.

GCASA particpates in drug courts in Genesee and Orleans Counties. For more information about drug court in Genesee County contact Charles Evans at 585-815-1816 or John Walker at 585-815-1836. In Orleans County contact Roxanne Muoio at 585-589-0055.

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