Research Report Drug Court Services for Female Offenders, 1996-1999
Evaluation of the Brooklyn Treatment Court
Adele V. Harrell, John Roman, Emily Sack
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The Brooklyn Treatment Court (BTC) began in 1996 as a pilot demonstration project at The Kings County Supreme Court (NY) to test the feasibility and effectiveness of reducing drug use and crime by linking drug-addicted defendants in drug felony cases to drug treatment and support services, under the close supervision of the court. The results of the evaluation indicate that BTC provided substantial drug treatment and supervision for severely addicted women facing drug felony charges and that the program resulted in significant improvements in the level of drug use and re-offending among program participants. Using high professional standards for drug treatment in general, and drug courts in particular, BTCs implementation of the model and provision of treatment was outstanding.
Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety
Tags Courts and sentencing