The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class A drugs: a systematic review and economic evaluation.

  title={The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class A drugs: a systematic review and economic evaluation.},
  author={Karen P. Hayhurst and Maria Leitner and Linda M. Davies and Rachel Flentje and Tim Millar and Andrew Jones and Carlene King and Michael C Donmall and Michael Farrell and Seena Fazel and Rochelle Harris and Matthew Hickman and Charlotte Lennox and Soraya Mayet and Jane Senior and J. L. Shaw},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  volume={19 6},
          1-168, vii-viii
BACKGROUND The societal costs of problematic class A drug use in England and Wales exceed £15B; drug-related crime accounts for almost 90% of costs. [] Key MethodPOPULATION Adult class A drug-using offenders diverted to treatment or an aftercare programme for their drug use. INTERVENTIONS Programmes to identify and divert problematic drug users to treatment (voluntary, court mandated or monitored services) at any point within the criminal justice system (CJS).

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