California drug courts: a methodology for determining costs and avoided costs.

@article{Byrne2004CaliforniaDC,
  title={California drug courts: a methodology for determining costs and avoided costs.},
  author={Francine Byrne and Richard Y. Schauffler and Lisa Lightman and Michael W. Finigan and Shannon M. Carey},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2004},
  volume={Suppl 2},
  pages={147-56}
}
A significant body of outcome evaluation research on drug courts exists; however, few studies have investigated the cost implications of these collaborative justice models. This study focuses on creating a sound research design that can be utilized for a statewide and national cost-assessment of drug courts by conducting an in-depth case study of three adult drug courts in California. A transactional costs analysis (TCA) approach was utilized, allowing the researcher to calculate costs based on… CONTINUE READING