Detection, advice, and referral to services (DARTS) procedures among clients with public defenders
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.
Substance use & misuse
Mericle, A; Belenko, S.; and Festinger, David, "Detection, advice, and referral to services (DARTS) procedures among clients with public defenders" (2011). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 1742.