A Meta-Analytic Examination of Drug Treatment Courts: Do They Reduce Recidivism?

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Studies used in the meta-analysis

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  • Gliksman, L., Newton-Taylor, B., Patra, J., & Rehm, J. (2004). Torontodrug treatment court evaluation project final report. London, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Social, Prevention and Health Policy Research Department.
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  • Huff, D., Stageberg, P., Wilson, B. S., & Moore, R. G. (2002). An assessment of the Polk County juvenile drug court. Unpublished Manuscript. IA: Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning.
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  • Johnson Listwan, S., Koetzle Shaffer, D., & Latessa, E. J. (2001). The Erie County drug court: Outcome evaluation findings. Unpublished Manuscript. Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati.
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  • Thompson, K. M. (2002). A cost-benefit estimate of North Dakota’s juvenile drug court: Recidivism cost savings. ND: North Dakota State University.
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