Title

Drug Court Graduation Rates: Implications for Policy Advocacy and Future Research

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly

Publication Date

2013

Date Added

2022-09-01

Abstract

Drug courts offer treatment as an alternative to incarceration for criminal offenders with a history of substance abuse. This study contributes to the existing literature by using logistic regression analyses to predict graduation outcomes for participants of a drug court located in a major metropolitan area of Texas. The most predictive variables of graduating the drug court were being employed or being a student at the time of admission, having fewer positive drug tests, and being White. Implications for policy advocacy and future research are discussed, focusing specifically on the finding of racial disparities in graduation outcomes.

DOI

10.1080/07347324.2013.772019

Disciplines

Social Work

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