Evaluation of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act 2002: Report. By Douglas Longshore and others, UCLA, Integrated Substance Abuse Program. Prepared for the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs California Health and Human Services Agency (The Program, Los Angeles, California) July 7, 2003. 172 p.
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["In the first independent evaluation of a state measure diverting nonviolent drug offenders to treatment rather than prison, UCLA researchers found that methamphetamine abusers and whites comprised the largest portions of the 30,000 people sent to rehabilitation during the first year of Proposition 36. Of the drug offenders diverted to treatment in 2001 under the proposition, 50% were methamphetamine abusers. Cocaine users were a distant second, at 15%; 12% were marijuana users; and 11% heroin users, according to the study. Also, about 50% of the drug offenders sent to treatment were white, 31% Latino and 14% African American, the study found." Los Angeles Times (July 17, 2003) 3.]