The GAO on Drug Courts

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress and investigates how the federal government spends its money. In a new report, the GAO declares that drug courts reduce recidivism. The GAO study is based, in part, on the multi-site adult drug court evaluation that we conducted along with the Urban Institute and RTI International. According to the GAO, “This is the broadest and most ambitious study of Drug Courts to date; it is well done analytically; and the results, as they relate to the impact of Drug Courts, are transparent and well described.”

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