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BJA Is Expanding Use of Grantee Performance Data but Could
Enhance Processes as It Continues to Refine Performance
Drug Courts Were Associated with Lower Recidivism and Relapse
Rates for Program Participants Than Criminal Courts
Recommendation for Execution Action
Appendix I DOJ Has Fully Implemented Most of Our 2002 Recommendations
and Plans to Address the Remaining One 29
Appendix II MADCE Is the Most Comprehensive Study of Drug Courts to Date,
but Generalizability of Findings May Be Limited 32
Appendix III Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 37
Appendix IV Overview of Drug Court Program Characteristics 43
Appendix V Ten Key Components of a Drug Court- Developed by BJA in
Collaboration with The National Association of Drug Court Professionals 46
Appendix VI BJA Offers Solicitations in Four Broad Drug-Court Grant
Categories-Implementation, Enhancement, Statewide, and Joint 47
Key Management Activities Identified for Which Performance
Information Can Be Most Useful
GAO-12-53 Adult Drug Courts
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Adult Drug Courts: Studies Show Courts Reduce Recidivism, but DOJ Could Enhance Future Performance Measure Revision Efforts, report, December 9, 2011; Washington D.C.. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295383/m1/3/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.