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Drug Courts Programs at a Glance
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Total Number of Programs: 22

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Drug Courts Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Specialized & Problem Solving Courts

Drug Courts

Drug courts are specialized court docket programs that target criminal defendants and those convicted of a criminal offense (including juveniles), and parents with pending child welfare cases who have alcohol and other drug dependency problems.

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OJP Publications

Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, May 2018
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Healing to Wellness Courts: A Preliminary Overview of Tribal Drug Courts, BJA, July 1999
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Special Drug Courts, BJA, November 1993
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Impact of Criminal Record Sealing on State and National Estimates of Offenders and Their Offending Careers, BJS-Sponsored, February 2019
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National Crime Victimization Survey Historical Trends Project, 1973-2014, BJS-Sponsored, February 2019
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