Drug Courts In Rural Communities
Additionally, women’s pathways to crime are different from men’s journey to crime. Girls and women run away from abusive situations and meet others willing to exploit them. Often times, criminal behavior happens as a direct result of drug use. E.g., Women and girls engage in prostitution in exchange for drugs. Sometimes these women are already using drugs as a way to cope with their stress and or underlying mental illness. (National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women, 2012)
Keywords: Rural, Women, Success, Drug Courts.
The Effectiveness of Drug Courts in Increasing Social Support to Female Addicts in Rural Areas
The Effectiveness of Drug Courts in Rural Communities
This research proposal will determine how effective drug courts have been in increasing social support to female addicts …show more content…
Social support is more prevalent in non-rural areas than rural areas. (Webster, Staton, & Leukefeld, 2004, p. 605) Women can gain social support from drug courts availably in all communities and we already know quantitative data analysis showed these courts are effective. Effectiveness was measured by showing a reduction in recidivism rates. Literature reviews show that increase use of drug courts in lieu of prison time, allow women access to mental health counselling and other social support services they otherwise lack. These women do better after they graduate drug court and lower numbers of drug court participants who reoffend while in the program and ultimately,