Although researchers, policymakers, and practitioners alike have long known about the established link between substance abuse and criminal behavior, criminal justice agencies in the United States are still tasked with managing an influx of individuals who display symptoms of abuse and dependence
Drugs & Substance Abuse in Corrections - Drug Courts
This Guide has been prepared for judges newly assigned to preside over a drug court program to serve as a quick primer to assist them in (a) becoming familiar with the key elements and evidence-based practices that should be reflected in the treatment services provided to drug court part
A collection of the NDCI's Fact Sheets covering a number of different Drug Court topics.
As the title implies, the objective of this fact sheet is to provide drug court professionals with a scientifically based justification for discontinuing the interpretation of urine drug levels in an effort to define client drug use behavior.
Drug courts in the United States routinely fail to provide adequate, medically-sound treatment for substance use disorders, with treatment plans that are at times designed and facilitated by individuals with little to no medical training. In a report published today by Physicians for Human Right
This bulletin provides an overview of the ability of juvenile drug courts courts to reduce recidivism and improve youth’s social functioning.
This report explains how to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a key tool to inform decisions about resource allocation.
This Issue Review provides a summary of national and Iowa research on the effectiveness of Adult Drug Courts.
This website provides access to materials related to the National Institute of Justice’s Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE).
This study documented the positive impact of drug courts in New York on re-arrest and re-conviction both.