What do Clients Achieve in Drug/DUI Court? Examining Intended and Unintended Outcomes

Bin Liang, Michael Long, David Knottnerus

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Abstract

Very few studies qualitatively and systematically examine clients? perceptions and experiences in Drug/DUI programs. Based on content analysis of 229 client letters, this study examines the potential (mis)match between the stated official goals and achievements and progress self-reported by clients. Our analysis shows that a significant portion of clients? achievements went beyond the administrative expectations. Programs transformed clients? lives in a holistic way and affected diverse aspects of their lives. These findings encourage the legislature and practitioners to look beyond Drug/DUI court supervision/discipline in evaluating clients? progress and to incorporate elements reported by clients in building such programs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
EventAcademy of Criminal Justice Sciences 52nd Annual Meeting - Orlando, Florida
Duration: 1 Mar 2015 → …
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ConferenceAcademy of Criminal Justice Sciences 52nd Annual Meeting
Period1/03/15 → …
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