Published annually, the Drug Court Review’s goal is to keep the treatment court practitioner abreast of important new developments in the treatment court field. Treatment courts demand a great deal of time and energy of the practitioner, allowing little opportunity to read lengthy evaluations or keep up with the latest research. Yet, the ability to marshal scientific and research information and “argue the facts” can be critical to a program’s success and ultimate survival.
The Drug Court Review is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that builds a bridge between law, science, and clinical communities, providing a resource that is accessible and of interest to all. Although the Drug Court Review emphasizes scholarship and scientific research, it also provides commentary from experts in the treatment court and related fields that treatment court practitioners can apply to their everyday work. Each volume of the Drug Court Review focuses on a theme central to the field and features the results of research conducted by both scholars and practitioners.
The Drug Court Review invites submission of manuscripts focusing on topics relevant to the treatment court field. These may be in the form of full-length original research articles or brief reports, scholarly reviews, or case studies. In addition to thematic articles as described in the Call for Submissions, editors will consider submissions related to other treatment court-relevant topics, such as drug testing, case management, cost analysis, program evaluation, legal issues, application of incentives and sanctions, assessment, treatment strategies, etc.
If you are interested in reading more, we have made available volumes previously released by the National Drug Court Institute and American University. The earliest volume dates back to the summer of 1998 when the National Drug Court Institute introduced the journal. In 2018, American University became the publisher of the Drug Court Review and subsequently released three volumes.