Skip to Main ContentInstitutionalizing Drug Courts

By Susan Tashiro, Victoria Cashman, and Barry Mahoney
With Ed Brekke, Caroline Cooper, Mary Durkin, and Mack Jenkins

This report outlines the principal themes and ideas that emerged from a focus group meeting on institutionalizing drug courts that was held in Denver, Colorado, in May 2000. The meeting, convened by the Justice Management Institute (JMI) in cooperation with the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, called on the experience and expertise of 35 participants drawn from a broad range of courts and other institutions and organizations involved in or affected by the work of drug courts. FULL TEXT Full Text

For further information on issues discussed in this report, go to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service's drug courts "spotlight" page, which provides summary information and related resources for this topic.

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This report has been prepared pursuant to a grant from the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to the Justice Management Institute (OJP Grant No. 1998-DC-VX-0118). Points of view or opinions stated in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.