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Program Performance Report: Joint/Enhancement Grantees of the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, October 2012-March 2013

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Date Published
August 2014
23 pages
Jimmy Steyee
This report presents performance data from grantees under the Federal Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program for the period October 2012-March 2013.
The intent of this grant program is to "build and/or expand drug court capacity at the State, local, and tribal levels to reduce crime and substance abuse among high-risk, high-need offenders." the key components characterizing adult drug courts are early intervention and intensive treatment services, close judicial supervision, mandatory and random alcohol/drug testing, community supervision, appropriate incentives and sanctions, and recovery support services. Five key findings are identified from grantee reports. First, just over 2,300 individuals successfully completed treatment and all other requirements of the program, graduating from an enhanced drug court program during the 6 months examined. Second, the percentage of high-risk/high-need participants is 66-70 percent higher than was reported in earlier performance data. Third, 51 percent of participants who exited the drug court programs did so successfully, which exceeds BJA's target graduation rate of 48 percent. Fourth, the demographic profile across screened candidates and admitted participants is consistent, with one exception, i.e., the percentage of White individuals increased to about 59 percent, up from 51 percent at screening. The performance measures for which data are reported include percent ineligible, graduation rate, percentage tested positive for drug or alcohol use, percentage of high-risk participants, and in-program court and criminal involvement. 5 figures and appended data tables

Date Created: September 16, 2014