Drug Courts pp 305-316 | Cite as

Drug Court Funding Options

  • Glade F. Roper
  • Dennis A. Reilly
  • Dee S. Owens
  • James E. Lessenger


Although the success of drug courts has been remarkable, the cost of implementing them is always a challenge. Placing offenders in treatment programs saves the cost of incarceration, but the treatment, usually a fraction of the cost of jail or prison, must be financed. For example, in California it costs approximately $26,000 to incarcerate one person for 1 year in the state prison system, while the cost of a year in a county jail varies between $12,500 and $40,000. Effective treatment for a year can cost as little as $3,000. Testing and supervision are critical elements of drug court, and each incurs a significant cost (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glade F. Roper
    • 1
  • Dennis A. Reilly
    • 2
  • Dee S. Owens
    • 3
  • James E. Lessenger
    • 4
  1. 1.Superior Court of CaliforniaTulare County, PortervilleUSA
  2. 2.Brooklyn Treatment Court, Kings Supreme Court, Second Judicial DistrictBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Alcohol and Drug Information Center, Division of Student AffairsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  4. 4.Solano County, BeniciaUSA

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