Evaluation Core Research Brief | MA Drug Court Participants: Characteristics at Drug Court Intake

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Evaluation Core Research Brief | MA Drug Court Participants: Characteristics at Drug Court Intake

October 31, 2018

KEY FINDINGS

  •  At enrollment, approximately 50% of Massachusetts Drug Court participants were young adults and had low academic achievement. Additionally, approximately 30% of participants were unemployed when they began Drug Court.
  •  Approximately 40% of Massachusetts Drug Court participants had a mental health diagnosis when they began Drug Court.
  •  At enrollment, heroin was indicated as the primary drug of choice for nearly 50% of Massachusetts Drug Court participants.
  •  Racial categories of Massachusetts Drug Court participants were: White (87%), African American (7%), or Asian (0.6%). In terms of ethnicity, 6% of Drug Court participants were Hispanic.
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