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Southern New Mexico Human Development
(575) 882-5101
820 Highway 478
Anthony, NM
 
Alternative Center for Behavioral Hlth
(915) 757-7999
7760 Alabama Street
El Paso, TX
 
Mental Health Facility in El Paso
(915) 565-4800
5001 Alabama St
El Paso, TX
 
Oscar E Perez
(915) 533-5550
1400 N El Paso St Ste A
El Paso, TX
Specialty
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

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New Beginnings
(915) 771-0990
6044 Gateway Boulevard East
El Paso, TX
 
Carroll Wayne Thornburg
(915) 842-0990
5835 Cromo Dr
El Paso, TX
Hotline
Addiction Medicine

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Veterans Affairs Healthcare System
(915) 564-6159
5001 North Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 
Recovery Program in El Paso
(915) 562-4081
3318 Douglas Ave
El Paso, TX
 
Aliviane NO/AD Inc
(915) 775-2501
2007 Texas Avenue
El Paso, TX
 
El Paso Methadone Maintenance and
(915) 772-6555
5004 Alameda Avenue
El Paso, TX
 
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Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse - Addicted

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Drug Courts Proving Effective in Reducing Crime, Substance Abuse

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Monday, October 26, 1998 Like many other judges across the nation, Judge John Schwartz was unhappy with the lack of success that his city, Rochester, NY and its criminal courts were having in rehabilitating drug offenders. "I saw that the work that we were doing through the usual means with the drug-addiction cases that were clogging our criminal courts was not working," he says.

The year was 1993, and Schwartz had heard about a new innovation called drug courts. Opting for treatment instead of purely punitive measures, the handful of drug courts then in operation had begun to report some rather impressive results reflected in recidivism rates that were much lower than those of traditional defendants and probationers who had been convicted for comparable crimes related to drug addiction.

These courts had adopted a new approach emphasizing treatment of drug-addicted defendants instead of purely punitive measures, and the outcomes were starting to attract attention. They certainly caught Schwartz's. That year, Schwartz attended an informal conference at the nation's first drug court, in Miami, "and I came back to Rochester convinced that it would work."

The Rochester Drug Court opened for business in January, 1995, and today Schwartz reports that his initial conviction was correct: It works. Now that the court has been operating for nearly four years, its success is measurable. According to Schwartz, the court has "graduated" 250 people from its two-year treatment program and only 5 percent have been re-arrested.

Because of the success of drug courts like the one in Rochester, the 1996 Federal Crime Bill recognized the importance of their more therapeutic approach and made start-up funds available. As a result, their numbers have mushroomed. Today, according to the Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project (DCCTAP), which is operated by the Justice Department's drug-courts program office, there are more than 200 drug courts in the U.S. with many more set to open or in the planning stages.

The development of these courts is a reflection of an evolution in thinking about the relationships between drugs, addiction, crime, punishment, and treatment. A 1995 study by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Institute of Justice showed quite conclusively that the link between drug use and crime is even stronger than most people suspected. The study found that more than half of male defendants and more than 40 percent of female defendants in 23 cities were under the influence of at least one drug at the time of their arrest.

While the findings of the report revealed the extent of the troubling relationship between drugs and crime, it also cast into harsh light the wisdom of the criminal justice system's response in dealing with drug-dependent criminals. Typically, defendants convicted of drug offenses ar...

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