Facts on Drug Courts

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With over 2,000 drug courts in existence or being planned, there is a great deal of bi-partisan interest in drug courts across the nation. This page provides answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.

"Drug courts are an effective and cost efficient way to help non-violent drug offenders commit to a rigorous drug treatment program in lieu of prison."
—President George W. Bush

"Three quarters of the growth in the number of federal prison inmates is due to drug crimes. Building new prisons will only go so far. Drug courts and mandatory testing and treatment are effective. I have seen drug courts work. I know they... make a difference."
—President William Jefferson Clinton