A Comparative Evaluation of an Adult and a Juvenile Drug Court

Donald J. Shoemaker, Virginia Tech
Jeffrey Toussaint, Virginia Tech

This paper reports the preliminary results of a comparative evaluation ofthe Rappahannock Regional Adult and Juvenile Drug Court in Virginia. The analysis includes several factors, such as demographic data, offensehistory, drug-use background, treatment programs, program costs, and outcome data. The analysis involves individuals at various stages of completion of both the adult and juvenile drug-court programs. Comparisons will also be made with a sample of individuals who qualified for inclusion in the drug court, but who did not participate. The paper concludes with comparisons to other published evaluations of drug courts in the United States.

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