Problem-Solving Courts

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Abstract Problem-Solving courts are courts that cater to specific crimes for example, drug abuse, domestic violence, mental health issues etc.… They help the offender in finding a program suited for them in order to assist their issue as well as lowering the recidivism rates of the community. They are equipped with specific attorneys and judges who read cases carefully so they now what they can do to help the offender and find the perfect program that suits their need. Their main focus is to have a positive outcome for the offender as well as making the victims feel safe and have society accept the offender without any issues. Americans are always trying to find a solution to every issue. When it comes to crime rates, they…show more content…
Their main focus is to rescue offenders and prevent them from returning to their old ways. There are different types of problem-solving courts fit for any issues, but now we’re going to discuss whether or not these courts make a difference. Problem-solving courts are designed to help rehabilitate offenders in many different aspects including drugs, mental health, domestic violence and other issues that are still important to society but do not necessarily need the attention of Civil and Federal Courts. The reason behind problem- solving courts is mainly to make a difference in the offenders’ life so they do not become a repeat offender. The courts are equipped with special attorneys and social workers that get all the details about the case, so they have more information on what can be done to reduce their recidivism. They focus on a single aspect at a time so they can better advise the offender whether it is with drug abuse, substance abuse or anything they need help in. These courts not only help offenders but also the public. The point of the courts is to create a way of servicing the offenders, so they do not commit any more crimes while keeping the public safe. If every offender would just serve their punishment and not receive any help, 95% of them will go back to their old ways again. That’s when problem-solving courts come…show more content…
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