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Drug Courts - Publications

The following publications are a sample of available resources.

General

State Court Organization
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semi-Annual Report

Drug Court Review
National Drug Court Institute, Various Dates

Drug Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, May 2017

Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Three Adult Drug Courts
National Drug Court Institute, 2017

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012
Bureau of Justice Statistics, September 2016

Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States
National Drug Court Institute, June 2016

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders
National Drug Court Institute, August 2013

Summary of Drug Court Activity by State and County
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, June 2013

From Drug Court to Classroom: Creating a Court to College Program (Practitioners Manual)
Center for Court Innovation, 2012

Drug Court Judicial Benchbook
National Drug Court Institute, 2011

Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2011

Ensuring Sustainability for Drug Courts: An Overview of Funding Strategies
National Drug Court Institute, 2008

Quality Improvement for Drug Courts: Evidence-Based Practices
National Drug Court Institute, 2008

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Cost/Benefit

Findings From the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug Courts
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, January 2016

Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs
National Institute of Justice, June 2014

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms
National Institute of Justice, July 2013

Testing the Cost Savings of Judicial Diversion, Final Report
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 2013

To Treat or Not to Treat: Evidence on the Prospects of Expanding Treatment to Drug-Involved Offenders
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Impact of a Mature Drug Court Over 10 Years of Operation: Recidivism and Costs (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2007

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Evaluation

Statewide Evaluation of New York's Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2013

Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Final Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2013

Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2012

Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2012

The Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation
National Institute of Justice, November 2011

Adult Drug Courts: Studies Show Courts Reduce Recidivism, but DOJ Could Enhance Future Performance Measure Revision Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2011

Tale of Three Cities Drugs, Courts and Community Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2010

Exploring the Key Components of Drug Courts: A Comparative Study of 18 Adult Drug Courts on Practices, Outcomes, and Costs
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

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Types of Drug Courts

Juvenile/Family

A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to Implement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2017

Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2017

Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2016

Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2016

Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Drug Courts
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

OJJDP Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Listening Sessions
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice From the Field
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2016

Community Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, November 2015

Findings From the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures (Drug Court Review Guest Issue)
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2016

Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts: Strategies and Tips
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2015

Assessing Fidelity to a Logic Model: The National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Experience
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, July 2015

Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, June 2015

Models for Success: An Integrated Approach for Juvenile Drug Court
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2013

Marion County Fostering Attachment Treatment Court Follow-Up Process and Outcome Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2013

Juvenile Drug Court Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures: An Integrated Logic Model
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, August 2013

Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored, May 2013

Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Final Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2013

Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2012

Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2012

An Overview of Operational Family Dependency Treatment Courts
National Drug Court Institute Review, Vol. VI, Issue 1, 2008

Family Treatment Drug Court Evaluation, Final Report
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration-sponsored, 2007

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Tribal

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Policies and Procedures Guide
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2015

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Key Components (Second Edition)
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, May 2014

Tribal Wellness Courts Needs Assessment
Tribal Law and Policy Institute, 2010

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Veterans

Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2016

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 220,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

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