Understanding the Role of Cross-Sector Collaborations on the Success of Florida’s Drug Courts
Many have lauded the success of the Florida Adult Drug Court Model in terms of recidivism, sobriety, and court processes. Yet, none seems to focus on the cross-sector collaborations. Most studies on the evaluation of drug courts underplay the role of this relationship; however, those relationships are a key component to the success of drug courts. Using Bryson, Crosby, and Stone’s theoretical framework for understanding cross-sector collaborations, this work examines what factors and mechanisms are in place within the Florida Drug Court Model that give us insight into how these cross-sector partnerships are able to be successful. In addition, the framework also allows us to examine any necessary factors and mechanisms not currently present, which may further strengthen the role of these partnerships in the success of the current drug court model. Ultimately, the broader goal of this research is to shed light on the role that cross-sector collaborations play in the success of drug courts in the Florida Drug Court Model. Given the lack of emphasis afforded to these relationships in the academic literature, our understanding of the success of the drug court model may be incomplete.
Criminal Justice Policy Review
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Christie. (2016). Understanding the Role of Cross-Sector Collaborations on the Success of Florida’s Drug Courts. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 27(2), 119–137. https://doi.org/10.1177/0887403414559044