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This report should be required reading for anyone interested in or developing a domestic violence court.
The authors “sought to document knowledge, attitudes, and practices among a national sample of U.S. criminal justice leaders.
“In April 2009, New York State passed Rockefeller Drug Law Reform. The law eliminated mandatory prison sentences for most felony drug offenders.
The effectiveness of domestic violence courts to positively impact court processing, case resolutions, and recidivism is examined.
This study documented the positive impact of drug courts in New York on re-arrest and re-conviction both.