Diverting Special Categories of Offenders to Community Treatment Programs

  • Peter C. Kratcoski
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, alternative methods for processing certain categories of offenders are explored. Various specialty courts for the mentally ill, substance abuse offenders, family violence offenders, and veterans’ and community courts for those who commit misdemeanor offenses are described. The criteria for acceptance to a specialty court, the process followed, and the supervision and treatment programs relating to each type of court are explained.

Keywords

Diversion Mental health courts Drug courts Family courts Veterans’ courts Community courts Day reporting programs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter C. Kratcoski
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  1. 1.Kent State UniversityKentUSA

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