Brief The Costs and Benefits of Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment in the District of Columbia
P. Mitchell Downey, John Roman, Akiva Liberman
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This policy brief summarizes the first of many Urban Institute cost-benefit analyses employing an innovative statistical method that enables policymakers to assess the range of possible costs and benefits associated with specific evidence-based programs designed to prevent crime and recidivism. This particular study examined the costs and benefits of the District of Columbia's Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment (CBSAT) program. The analysis found a 55 percent chance, on average, that the CBSAT program serving 150 people will yield benefits exceeding its costs.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Health and health care Taxes and budgets
Tags Health care delivery and payment Corrections Community-based care State and local tax issues
Policy Centers Justice Policy Center