Title

Detection, advice, and referral to services (DARTS) procedures among clients with public defenders

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

Although screening and brief intervention techniques have been found to be efficacious in a variety of medical settings, their use in the criminal justice system has been limited. We present data from Chief Public Defenders (PDs) in 24 Pennsylvania counties who were surveyed about their approach to substance-using clients and their attitudes toward treatment and talking to clients about substance use. A random subsample (n = 8) participated in an additional semistructured interview. Results provide preliminary support for the use of Detection, Advice, and Referral to Services (DARTS) procedures by PDs and identify potential barriers to its implementation.

Publication Title

Substance use & misuse

Volume

46

Issue

14

First Page

1734

Last Page

1744

Comments

This article was published in Substance Use and Misuse, Volume 46, Issue 14.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2011.618997.

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