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NCJ Number: NCJ 205621     Find in a Library
Title: Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Assoc of Drug Court Professionals
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2004
Page Count: 31
  Annotation: For each of 10 key components of drug courts, this booklet presents its purpose and performance benchmarks.
Abstract: The first key component of drug courts is the integration of alcohol and other drug treatment services with justice system case processing. A second key component is the use of a nonadversarial approach in which prosecution and defense counsel cooperate to promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights. The third key component of drug courts is the early identification of eligible participants and their prompt placement in the drug court program. The provision of access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, and other related treatment and rehabilitation services is a fourth key component of drug courts. The fifth key component is the monitoring of abstinence with frequent alcohol and other drug testing; and the sixth key component is a coordinated strategy that governs drug court responses to participants' compliance with drug court mandates. Ongoing judicial interactions with each drug court participant is another key component, as is continuing interdisciplinary education that promotes effective drug court planning, implementation, and operations. The 10th key component is the forging of partnerships among drug courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations that generate local support and enhance drug court program effectiveness. Appended listing of members of the Drug Court Standards Committee and a listing of resource organizations
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Drug treatment ; Drug offenders ; Court procedures ; Offender supervision ; Alternative court procedures ; Case management ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Progams
Drug Court Programs Office
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-DC-MX-K001
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Type: Program/Project Description
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJA Drug Courts Resource Series
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