part 1

Drug courts have been shown to be an efficient way to deal with drug offenders, reduce recidivism, and save government money.

What is your view of this policy tool?

Why aren’t drug courts more prevalent?

What issues might prevent a community from having a drug court?

part 2

Evaluative Criteria

Choose one of the one of the following policy areas:  Identify one criterion to evaluate a particular policy alternative. How would that criterion be used in an evaluation?  How would you measure the effectiveness or efficiency with regard to your decision?