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Why we need Drug Treatment Courts | Lorne Sabsay

Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 8:25 AM | By Lorne Sabsay

The Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals (CADTCP) is comprised of judges, lawyers and treatment providers who either work in Canadian Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs) or advocate for them.

We share common ground with professors Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner (‘Taking a hard look at drug courts’, The Lawyer’s Daily, Jan. 18, 2018) inasmuch as they advocate for more studies to evaluate the efficacy of DTCs. We do need more studies, particularly in Canada. However, our experience demonstrates the undoubted value of DTCs as an...