Items tagged with drug courts

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‘Addicted to punishment' [13.04.2016] Latin American leaders may be patting themselves on the back for engineering next week’s Special Session of the UN General Assembly in New York to re...
Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don’t need [13.12.2015] Opponents of marijuana legalization often cite the "skyrocketing" number of people seeking treatment for marijuana addiction in their arguments. Proj...
How America overdosed on drug courts [18.05.2015] Drug courts celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. Hailed as the most compassionate way for the criminal justice system to deal with addicts, d...
Drug courts: Equivocal evidence on a popular intervention [24.03.2015] Some countries have adopted drug treatment courts as a way to reduce drug-related incarceration. Drug treatment courts, also called “drug courts,” ar...
Federal government set to crack down on drug courts that fail addicts [04.02.2015] The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, said Michael Bot...
Drug courts, meant to aid addicts, now a battlefield of pot politics [25.07.2014] Many longtime supporters of drug courts have become dismayed by the extent to which the courts now reach into the lives of people whose only infracti...
Ganja laws: The Government's case for reform [14.06.2014] On June 2, Cabinet approved certain changes to the law relating to ganja. These relate to the possession of small quantities for personal use, the sm...
Moving Away from Drug Courts [30.04.2014] Drug courts have spread across the country, yet available research does not support their continued expansion. Most drug courts do not reduce impriso...
A case for use of resources [16.03.2013] High Court Judge Randall Worrell shocked Barbadians when he suggested laws here should be reviewed to decriminalize drug use and possession for perso...
Obama Hasn’t Reformed Criminal Justice—Could Romney Do Better? [12.04.2012] Whose website laments that in the United States today we have “more than one million nonviolent offenders fill the nation’s prisons,” and sings the p...
Pills and progress [11.02.2012] On a recent evening, some 50 people turned up for their weekly reckoning at Judge Joel Bennett’s drug court in Austin, Texas. Those who had had a goo...
Controlling and Regulating Drugs [03.05.2011] The New Zealand Law Commission was asked to address the efficacy of the Misuse of Drugs Act in reducing the demand for, and supply of, drugs prohibit...
Drug Courts Are Not the Answer [29.03.2011] While drug courts have helped many Americans, they are not an appropriate response to drug law violations nor are they the most effective or cost-eff...
Addicted to Courts [22.03.2011] America’s growing reliance on drug courts is an ineffective allocation of scarce state resources. Drug courts can needlessly widen the net of crimina...
Drug Courts Are Not the Answer [21.03.2011] Drug Courts are Not the Answer finds that drug courts are an ineffective and inappropriate response to drug law violations. Many, all the way up to t...
The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation [01.10.2003] By combining drug treatment with ongoing judicial supervision, drug courts seek to break the cycle of addiction, crime, and repeat incarceration. Whi...

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