The Queensland Drug Court: A recidivism study of the first 100 graduates: (582982012-001)

  title={The Queensland Drug Court: A recidivism study of the first 100 graduates: (582982012-001)},
  author={Jason Leslie Payne},
This report is the third in a series of research papers by the Australian Institute of Criminology examining the processes, procedures and outcomes of the Queensland drug court program. Commencing in 2000, the Queensland drug court program now operates from five locations, and offers eligible offenders an opportunity to participate in an Intensive Drug Rehabilitation Order (IDRO). An IDRO is a post-sentence court order that requires compulsory drug treatment (either residential or non… 

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