Who Graduates from Drug Courts? Correlates of Client Success

American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 26, pp. 107-119, 2001

13 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2009

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Roger E. Hartley

University of Baltimore

Randy C. Phillps

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: June 8, 2009

Abstract

Drug courts combine punishment and treatment to provide an intermediate sanction for offenders. This paper contains an analysis of drug court case files for 196 participants in one mid-Atlantic jurisdiction. Logistic regression reveals that employment status before and during the program, race, education, and referral time are significant predictors of successful completion. Policy implications and suggestions about participant screening and program administration are offered.

Keywords: Drug Courts, Specialty Courts, Specialized Courts, Success, Graduation, Trial Court, Court Reform

Suggested Citation

Hartley, Roger E. and Phillps, Randy C., Who Graduates from Drug Courts? Correlates of Client Success (June 8, 2009). American Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 26, pp. 107-119, 2001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416275

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