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The First 20 Years of Drug Treatment Courts: A Brief Description of Their History and Impact

Volume 72 Number 1
June 2008

This article focuses on adult Drug Treatment Courts and discusses 1) the genesis and implementation of first-generation specialized drug courts, 2) the concept of therapeutic jurisprudence and the theoretical underpinnings of DTCs, and 3) the rise in drug courts nationwide and their impact on rearrest and treatment retention.