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Drug Courts - Related Resources

This section contains examples of nationally recognized agencies and organizations that provide services or information.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
CSAP connects people and resources to innovative ideas and strategies and encourages efforts to reduce and eliminate alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug problems both nationally and internationally.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
CSAT was created with a congressional mandate to expand the availability of effective treatment and recovery services for alcohol and drug problems.
The National Institute of Justice's website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on is program and topical information related to specialized courts such as drug courts.

Drug Court Clearinghouse/Adult Technical Assistance Project
The Drug Court Clearinghouse Project serves as a national clearinghouse for drug court information and activity. The project also compiles and continually updates information on national drug court activity and emerging issues.

Drug Court Planning Initiative (DCPI)
DCPI works to develop and implement the Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Planning Initiative, and Veterans Treatment Court Planning Initiative curriculum.

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
The DEA is the lead federal agency for the enforcement of narcotics and controlled substance laws and regulations.

Drugs and Crime Facts
This section of the Bureau of Justice Statistics website provides a summary of the latest statistics about drug-related crimes, law enforcement, courts, and corrections in the United States.

National Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC)
ATTC seeks to increase the knowledge and skills of all professionals who intervene in the lives of substance abusers and to foster alliances to support and implement best treatment practices.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
NADCP seeks to reduce substance abuse, crime, and recidivism by promoting and advocating the establishment and funding of drug courts.

National Drug Court Institute (NDCI)
NDCI provides comprehensive drug court training series, works to develop more effective drug court policies and procedures, and disseminates drug court research, evaluations, and commentary.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Drug Courts
This section of the NIJ website provides an overview of drug courts and presents key findings from drug court evaluations conducted or funded by the agency.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation (MADCE)
The MADCE study was an unprecedented drug court evaluation study which addresses several research questions:

  • What is the impact of adult drug courts on alcohol and other drug use, criminal recidivism, employment and other functional outcomes?
  • What community, program and offender characteristics predict these short- and long-term outcomes?
  • How do changes in short-term outcomes such as offender perceptions and attitudes mediate the impact of programs on long-term outcomes?
  • Are there cost savings attributable to drug court programs?

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
NIAAA supports and conducts biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The mission of NIDA is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components: to strategically support and conduct research across a broad range of disciplines; and ensure the rapid and effective dissemination and use of research results to significantly improve drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
In 2014, OJJDP launched an initiative to develop research-informed guidelines aimed at improving the effective treatment of youth with substance-abuse issues that come into contact with juvenile courts. The Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Guidelines will provide juvenile courts with an evidence-based, treatment-oriented approach that emphasizes family engagement and addresses the substance abuse and often co-occurring mental health challenges experienced by the youth.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's drug control program. ONDCP leads the Nation's counternarcotics efforts by developing policies and coordinating, promoting, and implementing initiatives to successfully reduce the supply, use, and social acceptance of drugs in the United States.

State Justice Institute (SJI)
SJI was established in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts, facilitate better coordination between State and federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts.

Also see the Related Links section of the NCJRS Drug Courts page for additional resources.

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