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Title: Florida's Treatment-Based Drug Courts: Gearing Up Against Substance Abuse
Author(s): R H Peters; B A Pennington; J D Wells; L Rosenthal; J Meeks; A Brown; R Kambo; M Singleton
Corporate Author: Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 175
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Office of the State Courts Administrator
Tallahassee, FL 32304
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Supreme Court Building
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on Florida's successful experience with drug courts, this manual is designed as a reference for jurisdictions that are considering a treatment-based drug court or have decided to institute drug court and would like suggestions about how they should proceed.
Abstract: One chapter describes the treatment-based drug court model by contrasting its approach to that of the traditional court, followed by a chapter that describes the critical role of treatment in a drug court program. Another chapter highlights several preliminary steps for implementing a treatment-based drug court program, so as to help guide court staff in examining the feasibility of developing a drug court program; developing community partnerships and support for the program; and identifying resources needed to support treatment, court monitoring, and other program aspects. This is followed by a chapter that provides guidance in implementing a treatment-based drug court, beginning with initial planning and development activities and then moving to actual operation. One chapter describes several operational aspects of drug courts, namely, procedures for screening drug-court participants and conducting drug court hearings. It also examines methods for implementing a management information system to assist the court. The concluding chapter assists staff in developing an evaluation plan for drug court programs. Appended supplementary material, including forms, proposals, examples, and a bibliography of articles on drug courts
Main Term(s): Drug treatment
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; Case processing; Florida; Program design; Program planning
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