"Drug Court Saved My Life" -- Evaluation of a Drug Court Program in Arkansas

Kim R. Holland, University of Arkansas
Allan L. Patenaude, Westminster College

ABSTRACT
The therapeutic jurisprudence movement that began in Europe during the 1960s has come to fruition in the American drug court. This study examines the operation of a single drug court in the Little Rock, AR metropolitan area and its effects on drug offenders in the program and the shift in costs from corrections to community corrections. Participants and staff are interviewed and participant records are examined to determine which factors correlate to program success or failure during the three years that the drug court has operated.

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Updated 05/20/2006