|This paper will present highlights from the outcome evaluation of female offender's participating in the Brooklyn Treatment Court (BTC), including changes in criminal justice contact and drug use as a function of treatment intensity, controlling for exposure to the court-based BTC services. The evaluation uses a quasi-experimental design, using a modified Addiction Severity Index, to model behavioral changes, including drug use, health status, employment and other indicators. In addition, the evaluation applies a pre-post quasi-experimental design to model criminal justice system outcomes, including changes in the incidence, prevalence, and severity of criminal justice contact. The King's County Supreme Court (NY) began 13TC in 1996 as an experimental project to test the feasibility and ceffectiveness of reducing offender drug use and criminal activity through court-mandated drug treatment and case managerneut. BTC links drug-involved defendants to treatment by identifying defendants early in their cowl contact, requiring completion of treatment as a condition of case dismissal, assessing and matching defendants to appropriate treatment settings and services and actively monitoring each defendant's progress.
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