Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Evaluation of the Palm Beach County Family Drug Court

The Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice conducted a process and outcome evaluation of the Palm Beach County Family Drug Court (FDC). The evaluation involves an assessment of the extent to which the FDC has been implemented as intended and has provided services to participants in a manner consistent with its objectives. Additionally, the evaluation identifies policies and operational practices of the program which have impacted the degree to which the objectives have been implemented. This assessment provides an empirical basis for making constructive recommendations to the FDC related to changes in existing policies and/or practices or new initiatives that could improve the services provided to participants and enhance the efficiency of the delivery of existing or proposed services, and result in improvements in program outcomes. See final report below.

Contact

George Pesta, Ph.D.
Associate Director, FSU Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research

Principal Investigator: Thomas Blomberg, Dean and Sheldon L. Messinger Professor of Criminology, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Researcher: William Bales, Professor, FSU College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Evaluator: George Pesta

Dates: April 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013

Funding Amount: $15,000

Funding Agency: Palm Beach County