A natural companion to the recently published Drug Control and the Courts (SAGE 1996), this accessible volume focuses on five case studies in judicial innovation - the dedicated drug treatment courts in Miami, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Portland and Phoenix. Each case is presented in a chapter written by a local expert to describe and evaluate five prime examples of dedicated drug treatment courts. These chapters are written to a common outline and each discuss the following points: community demographics; structural organization of the court; court caseloads, including drug cases; successes and failures of initial goals and objectives and subsequent adaptations; and measures of long-term successes and failures.

Broward County's Dedicated Drug Treatment Court: From Postadjudication to Diversion

Broward County's Dedicated Drug Treatment Court: From Postadjudication to Diversion
Broward county's dedicated drug treatment court: From postadjudication to diversion
W. ClintonTerry, III

Many drug courts were created because criminal justice practitioners had practical problems for which they sought a solution. From this perspective, the initial shape of drug courts has reflected the interests of key institutional players involved in their implementation. For instance, if court administrators noticed that their caseloads included an increasing number of drug cases, which were causing delays in processing the more serious felony cases, they might have advocated the creation of specialized drug courts to handle only drug cases, as some courts have done. Similarly, court administrators might have sought the assistance of treatment providers to which these cases would be ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles