Statewide Process and Comparative Outcomes Study of 2003 Iowa Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, August 2009

(2009) Statewide Process and Comparative Outcomes Study of 2003 Iowa Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, August 2009. Human Rights, Department of

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Abstract

A statewide evaluation of the six adult and three juvenile drug courts in operation during calendar year 2003 was conducted. Completion rates, recidivism, substance abuse treatment, and supervision and placement (juveniles only) costs were examined by model (Judge and Community Panel) and by Judicial District. In addition, adult drug court participants were compared with a group of offenders who were screened and declined or were rejected by drug court in 2003 (referred) and a sample of offenders starting probation in 2003 (probationer). The adult participant and comparison groups were tracked from their entry into drug court, or the study, through December 31, 2007. This yielded an average post-program follow-up time of almost 3 years (2.9) for drug court participants. For the juvenile portion, drug court participants were compared with a group matched on several demographic and offense variables (Matched Comparison group) and juveniles referred to drug court who did not enter the program (Referred Comparison group). The juvenile participant and comparison groups were tracked from their entry into drug court, or the study, through approximately 16 quarters after program discharge with an end date of December 31, 2007.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: CJJP, community corrections, recidivism, drug courts, ICON, probation, substance abuse treatment,
Subjects: Health and medicine > Drugs and pharmacology
Law enforcement and courts
Law enforcement and courts > Juvenile justice and rehabilitation
ID Code: 14986
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2013 18:30
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2013 18:30
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/14986