Desistance Mandates Compared with Treatment Mandates in Criminal Justice Populations

Published in: Addiction, Volume 112, Issue 5 (May 2017), Pages 748-750. doi: 10.1111/add.13635

Posted on RAND.org on June 08, 2017

by Mark A. R. Kleiman, Beau Kilmer, Angela Hawken

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Policymakers and practitioners seeking to reduce substance use among criminally-involved individuals have alternatives to mandated treatment. The extent to which desistance mandates (or other alternatives) might be substituted for treatment mandates remains to be determined both by careful experiment and by closely-observed practice.

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