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Evidence-Based Practice to Reduce Recidivism: Implications for State Judiciaries

The reduction of recidivism by state judiciaries utilizing six principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) is explained.

Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessment

This document provides Drug Court staff with an overview of important issues on offender risk assessment and recommended risk instruments.

CCCN LIVE National Forum Discussion [Webinar]

These highlights cover federal resources available to community corrections and criminal justice agencies

What Are Drug Courts? The Most Effective Justice Strategy Addressing the Drug-Addicted and Mentally Ill

This website describes drug courts: how they work, who is eligible, types courts, what they do and provides current headlines on drug courts.

Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation

This bulletin provides an overview of the ability of juvenile drug courts courts to reduce recidivism and improve youth’s social functioning.

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs

This report explains how to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) as a key tool to inform decisions about resource allocation.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Adult Drug Courts

This Issue Review provides a summary of national and Iowa research on the effectiveness of Adult Drug Courts.

Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways to Solve America's Correctional Challenges

The position paper, "Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways To Solve America’s Correctional Challenges", finds that community corrections is a critical part of the public safety system that supervises individuals under the legal authority in the community to reduce crime and victimization.

NIJ’s Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation

This website provides access to materials related to the National Institute of Justice’s Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE).

A Statewide Evaluation of New York’s Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best

This study documented the positive impact of drug courts in New York on re-arrest and re-conviction both.

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