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  • What is Drug Court?

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    What is Drug Court? According to Siegel (2013), drug courts are courts designed for non-violent offenders with substance abuse problems who require integrated sanctions and services such as mandatory drug testing, substance abuse treatment, supervised release, and parole. These courts are designed to help reduce housing nonviolent offenders with violent inmates. Drug courts work on a non-adversarial, coact approach. How were drug courts established? Drug courts were implemented by Judge Gerald Wetherington

  • Essay On Drug Courts

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    has produced varying philosophies. With the emanation of drug-induced crimes over the past few decades, the concept of drug treatment courts has emerged. The premise of these courts is to offer a “treatment based alternative to prison,” which consist of intensive treatment services, random drug testing, incentives

  • Juvenile Drug Courts

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    Drug Courts came about as a result of a backlogged court system and a steady, rapidly increasing prison population. Drug courts are a form of diversion that helps the offender through rehabilitation and the community through an increased sense of protection, which serves the best interest of everyone. Drug Courts are community based intermediate sanctions that incorporate treatment principles into the Criminal Justice System and divert drug offenders from traditional punishments of probation and

  • Juvenile Drug Courts

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    Juvenile Drug Courts Drugs and our youth, the numbers are rising. More and more children today are using drugs without their parents knowing. What happens when they get caught? It all depends on who caught them. If it is the parents, usually a big punishment. If it is law enforcement they may have to appear in front of drug courts specialized to handle juvenile cases. Sometimes the parents may even turn them in, just for the treatment and help these special courts can offer. The juveniles

  • Drug Court Problems

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    Sharon’s drug addiction emerged at the age of 22. She started drinking alcohol at parties, not imagining its future consequences. Drugs replaced the alcohol and she began smoking marijuana. She believed it of little harm to her because she did not consider it a “hard” drug like cocaine or morphine. Fueled by her personal and family problems, Sharon’s abuse of crack cocaine then began. To fund her drug addiction, she worked as a prostitute and a hustler for drug dealers, but started selling drugs herself

  • The Juvenile Drug Court

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    In the juvenile drug court a docket with selected delinquency cases are referred to a designated judge. These youth have been identified for having problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. The juvenile drug court judge maintains close oversight of each case through frequent court report updates through the probation officer and the therapist. The judge both services as the team leader and serve as an integral part of a team that comprises representatives from treatment, juvenile justice, social

  • Drug Courts in Error

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    Rhetorical Box Outline Intro One Our judicial system is in dire need of a make-over. Time and again drug and alcohol offenders (numbering in the thousands per year), are pushed like cattle through the revolving doors of courthouses and jails; each, serving varying terms, only to be back in a cell on similar charges in no time at all. Ultimately, it is behaviors that must be changed. Regardless of the length of a prison or jail sentence; simply “doing time” does not change behaviors. Intro Two

  • The Lancaster Drug Court Program

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    gender, or economic status (Lessenger & Roper, 2007). The traditional method of addressing addiction was to refer addicts to the criminal justice system (Lessenger & Roper, 2007). Legislatures resorted to mandatory minimum sentences for dealing with drug addicts (Lessenger & Roper, 2007). Addiction used to be viewed as a crime and not as a disease. The prisons and jails were not able to accommodate the high numbers of prisoners and therefore they were forced to release the prisoners (Lessenger & Roper

  • Rebound Drug Court Intern

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    adjudication hearing. A juvenile court judge decides whether or not there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt to label a youth:” delinquent.” Once we have gone thru those different courts stages, we are the disposition stage. The disposition stage is considered the sentencing stage for adults. During the disposition the judge decides whether to put student on probation or committed to the states. In the state of Georgia, any child from the age 0-16 goes through that process of the court every time they get into

  • Rebound Drug Court Intern

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    counties. The DeKalb County Juvenile Court is located in the Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center at 4309 Memorial Drive in Decatur GA. The juvenile court was established in 1899 as an entity separate from the criminal court. As a separate court system of justice for young people, it focused on prevention and remediation of delinquent behavior (Lemov). The state of Georgia has a Dual Juvenile Justice Department: Independent and Dependent. Independent Court manages there own services and information