The Urban Institute, the Center for Court Innovation, and RTI International conducted
NIJ's Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation. This presentation describes results of a
multivariate model that tests whether assignment to drug court alone affect outcomes;
whether drug court practices moderate outcomes, and if drug court practices mediate
moderated outcomes by changing attitudes and beliefs. Findings for drug use using a
mediated moderator model are presented.
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- Proposed Model
- Analytic Strategy
- Next Steps
Intuition Behind SEM
- Individuals enter CJS with attributes that affect
- Individuals then encounter CJS interventions
(drug court, BAU);
- The activities of those CJS interventions
moderate the effect of attributes on offending;
- May also affect attitudes. Changes in attitudes
mediates the moderation.
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