Hispanic or Latino Defendants In US Drug Courts

"On average, Spanish, Hispanic or Latino(a) persons were reported to represent 10% of Drug Court participants nationwide. However, there was considerable variability across jurisdictions. In some Drug Courts, such as those in Puerto Rico, nearly all of the participants were reported to be of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino(a) ancestry, whereas in others, individuals with these ethnic backgrounds were reported to be virtually absent (see Table 5)."

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West Huddleston and Douglas B. Marlowe, "Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem Solving Court Programs in the United States" (Alexandria, VA: National Drug Court Institute, July 2011), NCJ 235776, p. 29.
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