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

@article{Hayhurst2015TheEA,
  title={The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of diversion and aftercare programmes for offenders using class A drugs: a systematic review and economic evaluation.},
  author={K. Hayhurst and M. Leitner and Linda Davies and R. Flentje and T. Millar and A. Jones and C. King and M. Donmall and Michael Farrell and S. Fazel and R. Harris and M. Hickman and C. Lennox and Soraya Mayet and J. Senior and Jennifer Shaw},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={
          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).Expand
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