This study examined the program experiences of participants in a Drug Treatment Court located in Pennsylvania. In-depth interviews were used to investigate participants’ perceptions in regards to program components that aid them in the recovery process and challenges they face while completing the program. Results from the 16 interviews indicate that participants contribute their success in the program to its strict structure, accountability, and dedicated staff who buy into the court’s underlying principles of therapeutic jurisprudence. Implications for other drug treatment courts are discussed.
Community Corrections, Drug Court, Drug Offenders, In-Depth Interviews, Offender Rehabilitation, Qualitative Research
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Kuehn, S., & Ridener, R. (2016). Inside the Black Box: A Qualitative Evaluation of Participants’ Experiences of a Drug Treatment Court. The Qualitative Report, 21(12), 2246-2267. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss12/6