| What is the recidivism rate of Drug
The bar graph below shows how effective Drug Court is with recidivism.
Through the 18-month period the majority of defendants that were Drug
Court participants had no additional arrests. More interestingly, Drug
Court participants who were arrested were in the minority when
compared to traditional felony court defendants. This shows that Drug
Court decreases the chance of a future arrest for individuals who
participate and graduate from the program.
Re-arrests during 18-month observation period: 1990 Drug Court
defendants compared with 1990 felony 2 and 3 drug defendants.