A Statewide Evaluation of New York’s Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best

http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/412867-A-Statewide-Evaluation-of-New-Yorks-Adult-Drug-Courts.pdfThis report from the Center for Court Innovation, the Urban Institute, and New York State Unified Court System evaluates 86 drug courts in New York state, and identifies effective strategies and components that lead to lower rearrest and reconviction rates. The report identifies key elements of effective drug courts, including a focus on the higher-risk population, the maximization of legal leverage, sanctions for noncompliance, and the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based practices. To view the report, click here.