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Band Aids and Bull Horns: Changing a Voter-Approved Drug Policy

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After years of evaluating SACPA (California’s initiative offering drug treatment in lieu of standard sentencing), it has become clear that while the policy has successfully achieved some of its goals, it requires significant changes to be truly effective. While SACPA made noteworthy strides in reorienting California’s approach to drug offenders away from a crime-control model and toward an addiction-treatment model, it has not reached its full potential. There are many reasons for this, including frustrating legal and funding barriers to (1) appropriate and adequate treatment for every offender; (2) close supervision and monitoring of offenders; and (3) swift and certain punishment for non-compliance. For example, there is a considerable gap between the level of treatment needed and the treatment provided for many offenders. This mismatch poses problems for the offender, the criminal justice system, and society; and severely undermines the purpose of the policy. Fortunately, years of research on SACPA and other drug policies provide examples of what works for addiction treatment and offender rehabilitation. This paper will present the research evidence on addiction treatment and propose a drug policy that incorporates these best practices.
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Gardiner, Christine. and Urada, Darren. "Band Aids and Bull Horns: Changing a Voter-Approved Drug Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 03, 2009 <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373843_index.html>

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Gardiner, C. and Urada, D. , 2009-11-03 "Band Aids and Bull Horns: Changing a Voter-Approved Drug Policy" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA <Not Available>. 2014-11-28 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p373843_index.html

Publication Type: Paper "Policy Proposal"
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Abstract: After years of evaluating SACPA (California’s initiative offering drug treatment in lieu of standard sentencing), it has become clear that while the policy has successfully achieved some of its goals, it requires significant changes to be truly effective. While SACPA made noteworthy strides in reorienting California’s approach to drug offenders away from a crime-control model and toward an addiction-treatment model, it has not reached its full potential. There are many reasons for this, including frustrating legal and funding barriers to (1) appropriate and adequate treatment for every offender; (2) close supervision and monitoring of offenders; and (3) swift and certain punishment for non-compliance. For example, there is a considerable gap between the level of treatment needed and the treatment provided for many offenders. This mismatch poses problems for the offender, the criminal justice system, and society; and severely undermines the purpose of the policy. Fortunately, years of research on SACPA and other drug policies provide examples of what works for addiction treatment and offender rehabilitation. This paper will present the research evidence on addiction treatment and propose a drug policy that incorporates these best practices.


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