Drug Court Review Journal

The Drug Court Review is a peer-reviewed journal established to promote research on issues relevant to the treatment court field. The journal seeks to inform practitioners and scholars alike about innovations in criminal justice practices, court operations, mental and behavioral health care, substance use disorder treatment, veterans' programs, and more.


Volume I; Winter 2018

The winter 2018 issue of the Drug Court Review academic journal focuses on veterans treatment courts (VTCs) to develop a deeper understanding of how these courts work. The issue is a curated compilation of research articles, a practitioner note, and a legal commentary designed to increase knowledge about VTCs and call attention to areas in need of inquiry or further consideration. Read more.

Volume II; Summer 2019

The summer 2019 issue of the Drug Court Review academic journal offers a collection of articles on innovative approaches, program implementation, and evaluation in the treatment court field. It explores issues such as the gap between innovation and evaluation in treatment courts, the challenge when programs or practices exist before they can be evaluated, and the important need for researchers and practitioners to work together to ensure the best outcomes for treatment court participants. Read more.