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.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2015|
|Event||Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 52nd Annual Meeting - Orlando, Florida|
Duration: 1 Mar 2015 → …
|Conference||Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 52nd Annual Meeting|
|Period||1/03/15 → …|