Are Drug Courts Another "Soft-on-Crime
" Prevention Program?
Drug Courts across the country rely on sanctions,
including terms of incarceration and increased
drug testing and supervision, to respond
to program failure. They provide comprehensive
hands-on supervision and monitoring and require
far more contact with the judicial personnel
than any other case management approach.
In addition, the programs require participation
in drug testing, educational and rehabilitation
classes (and often more time in custody)
than have ever been required before.
Drug Courts are tougher on offenders;
is hard work getting and staying clean