Testing the Impact of Drug Treatment on Reoffending: An Evaluation of the Breaking the Cycle Program in Jacksonville, Florida

Michael Hallett, University of North Florida
Michael D. White, University of North Florida

Drug treatment programs are a major feature of the American criminal justice system. This study examines the effectiveness of one particular drug treatment program (Breaking the Cycle-BTC) operating in Jacksonville, Florida. The study compares re-arrest rates among participants assigned to BTC as compared to comparable felony drug defendants receiving no drug treatment. Results indicate that BTC participants were significantly less likely to be rearrested.

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