Drug court research and evaluation has improved greatly since the advent of the first program in 1989. The initial successes were fueled by anecdotal evidence and testimonials, but the expansion and sustainability of the model depend on solid research and evaluation techniques. It is in this arena where drug courts have the most growing to do. This chapter uses the drug court logic model to describe process and outcome measurement. It also focuses on a standardized method for keeping the records important for evaluation and research purposes.
KeywordsCriminal Justice Substance Abuse Treatment Program Staff Drug Screen Drug Court
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