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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.
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