Drug courts offer court-supervised drug treatment for people who might otherwise be sent to jail or prison. While finding alternatives to jail is an honorable undertaking, are drug courts a fresh approach or just a new version of the old paradigm?
A diverse panel discusses lessons learned from the U.S. drug courts and their implications for the change in criminal justice practice around the world.
- Rick Jones, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
- Jim Parsons, Vera Institute of Justice
- Elaine Pawlowski, parent advocate and retired educator
- Jason Cherkis, investigative reporter, Huffington Post
- Denise Tomasini-Joshi, (moderator) Open Society Foundations