Rutland County Treatment Court: Outcome Evaluation

Group: Crime Research Group

URL: http://www.crgvt.org/reports/reportscrimjust/reports/RTCreport_files/RTC%20Outcome%20Ev...

Description

In 2002, under Act 128 the Vermont legislature established a pilot project to create drug court initiatives and begin implementing drug courts in three Vermont counties: Rutland, Chittenden, and Bennington. The Rutland County Treatment Court was one of the drug courts established by Act 128, and began operating in January 2004. It was established as a pilot program for combating drug crimes, not just possession, but drug-related crimes such as retail theft, burglaries, grand larceny – both misdemeanors and felonies. Offenders identified as drug-addicted are referred to the court by law enforcement, probation officers, and attorneys and put into a treatment program that will reduce drug dependency and improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. In most cases, after their successful completion of drug court, the original charges are dismissed or charges are reduced. The benefits to society include reduced recidivism by the drug court participants, leading to increased public safety and reduced costs to taxpayers.

Tags

outcome evaluation, outcome measure, county court, courts, community courts, treatment court, drug court, addiction, drugs, alcohol, evaluation, research

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Rutland County
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
Yes
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2013

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