AN ANALYSIS OF COURT SCHOOL PROGRAMS LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY: 1975

The purpose of the study was to review the effectiveness of eight Court Schools located in Los Angeles County, California. The statistical effectiveness of the schools was inferred from two measurements. First, the students recidivism was investigated, i.e., their rearrest for alcohol-related driving offenses after their entry into Court School programs. Second, the students' knowledge about drinking and driving was examined to see if attendance at the Court School programs significantly increased it. Changes in attitudes and lifestyle resulting from Court School attendance were also examined. Beside the 662 Court School students, the study used a comparison group of 536 subjects. This group included individuals who were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, but not referred to treatment. Driving records of the comparison group were studied for the same dates as the Court School group. Statistically significant results were obtained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Los Angeles County, California

    Alcohol Safety Action Project, 1540 Alcazar
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90033

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beshai, N N
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-107
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-161-2-252
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 2002 12:00AM