Drug Court Review Journal

Volume II; Summer 2019

Innovative Approaches for the Treatment Court Field

The second issue of the Drug Court Review academic journal broadly focuses on innovative approaches, program implementation, and evaluation in the adult treatment court field. The issue offers recommendations, principles, models, frameworks, and tools to help drug courts manage and measure court innovation and implementation of those innovations and programs to determine success. It is a collection of papers that suggests a national research agenda for treatment courts; recommends a set of 10 principles to guide practice specific to opioid courts; recommends family-centered interventions for courts to focus on the family unit rather than individuals for better outcomes; proposes a VA-VTC logic model to better clarify the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) distinct role in the veterans treatment courts (VTCs); and describes a framework for managing drug courts through performance management. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Foreword
    Kim Ball
  2. Introduction to the Issue on Innovative Approaches for the Treatment Court Field
    John M. Eassey and Julie Marie Baldwin
  3. Envisioning a National Research Program for Substance Abuse Treatment Courts
    J. Mitchell Miller, Holly Ventura Miller, and Bryan Lee Miller
  4. The 10 Essential Elements of Opioid Intervention Courts
    Center for Court Innovation
  5. Family Skills Training Programs for Family Drug Court
    Shirley N. Sparks and Rosemary Tisch
  6. Logic Model of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Role in Veterans Treatment Courts

    Andrea K. Finlay, Sean Clark, Jessica Blue-Howells, Sherri Claudio, Matthew Stimmel, Jack Tsai, Alec Buchanan, Joel Rosenthal, Alex H. S. Harris, and Susan Frayne

  7. A Framework for Managing Drug Court Performance
    Fred L. Cheesman II, Courtney E. Broscious, and Matthew Kleiman