Event Title

61st District Sobriety Court Evaluation

Location

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

Start Date

28-3-2011 4:30 PM

Description

INTRODUCTION: This purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the 61st District Court of Michigan's Sobriety Court. The court is located in Kent County Michigan and attempts to treat repeat drunk-driving offenders by combining the power of the district court, with substance treatment options available to drunk-driving offenders. METHODS: Using secondary data gathered by the 61st District Court, this study analyzes all of the offenders eligible for the program between January 1st, 2003 and October 1st, 2008. Using the Michigan Motor Vehicle Records of the offenders, instances of alcohol related recidivism were recorded for those who were eligible for the program and analyzed based on level of participation, age, gender and self-identified race.

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Mar 28th, 4:30 PM

61st District Sobriety Court Evaluation

Exhibition Hall, DeVos Center

INTRODUCTION: This purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the 61st District Court of Michigan's Sobriety Court. The court is located in Kent County Michigan and attempts to treat repeat drunk-driving offenders by combining the power of the district court, with substance treatment options available to drunk-driving offenders. METHODS: Using secondary data gathered by the 61st District Court, this study analyzes all of the offenders eligible for the program between January 1st, 2003 and October 1st, 2008. Using the Michigan Motor Vehicle Records of the offenders, instances of alcohol related recidivism were recorded for those who were eligible for the program and analyzed based on level of participation, age, gender and self-identified race.