United States Drug Treatment Courts: Implications for Drug Control Policy in Viet Nam

By Van Nguyen and Maria Scannapieco.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Overview of drug treatment courts in the United States and a critical discussion. Implications for application of drug treatment court in Vietnam as source of social sustainability will be presented.

Keywords: Social Sustainability, Drug Treatment Court, Drug-related Offense, Drug Control Policy

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 930.322KB).

Van Nguyen

Since 1994 Ms. Van Nguyen has been employed as an official of Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, working in the field of drug abuse prevention and treatment, as well as in the area of prevention of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and women. In collaboration with her colleagues, Ms. Nguyen prepared several reports on sexually abused/exploited children and youth, on drug abuse among high risk group population in Viet Nam, such a street children, under/unemployed youth, school children, and commercial sex workers. She had papers presented in NIDA International Forum organized by National Institute of Drug Abuse, U.S, Department of Human and Health Services in 2000, 2001 and 2005. Since 2004 she has pursued her Ph.D. degree at School of Social Work, the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. This co-author paper is her first effort to link the effectiveness of community-based treatment for drug-addicted offenders with social sustainability.

Dr Maria Scannapieco

Dr. Maria Scannapieco, Ph.D., MSW, is Professor at the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington and Director of the Center for Child Welfare. Dr. Scannapieco has been the Director of the Center for Child Welfare for eight years and is the principal investigator of two federally funded grants, renewed annually, estimated at 3.7 million dollars. Dr. Maria Scannapieco has worked in the public child welfare arena for over 25 years with direct child protection experience as well as foster care administrative experience. Since coming into academia, Maria Scannapieco has continued her commitment to the child welfare field in both the area of teaching and scholarship. Dr. Scannapieco has over 100 publications and presentations competitively selected nationally and internationally, many in the area of child maltreatment and out-of-home placement. She has been published in such professional journals as Child Welfare, Social Service Review, Children and Youth Services Review, and Social Work. Dr. Maria Scannapieco (with Rebecca L. Hegar) has two books with Oxford University Press, the first titled Kinship Foster Care: Practice, Policy, & Research (1999), and another with Understanding Child Maltreatment: An Ecological and Developmental Perspective (2005) (with Kelli Connell-Carrick).

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