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Treatment for All Means Real Treatment for Few  

Author:  Angela  Hawken.; Jeremy  Grunert.

Source: Volume 13, Number 06, March/April 2010 , pp.81-86(6)

Offender Programs Report

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Over the last 15 years, a large number of states have implemented diversion programs for drug offenders, which provide them with the option of receiving treatment in the community rather than serving jail or prison time. Treatment diversion holds the promise of providing treatment to those in need of care while avoiding the negative consequences of incarceration. But not all treatment is equal, and many diversion programs are not adequately serving the needs of the offenders they aim to help. The authors give a brief history of the move towards diversion and explain the budgetary and political pressures that negatively impact the effectiveness of diversion programs.

Keywords: drug offenders

Affiliations:  1: Pepperdine University; 2: Pepperdine University.

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