Drug Court Review

Published annually, the Drug Court Review’s goal is to keep the Drug Court practitioner abreast of important new developments in the Drug Court field. Drug Courts (and other treatment courts) demand a great deal of time and energy of the practitioner, allowing little opportunity to read lengthy evaluations or keep up with important research in the field. 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 builds a bridge between law, science, and clinical communities, providing a common tool to all. Scientific jargon and legalese are interpreted for the practitioner in common language. Although the Drug Court Review’s emphasis is on scholarship and scientific research, it also provides commentary from experts in the Drug Court and related fields on important issues to Drug Court practitioners. Each volume of the Drug Court Review focuses on a specific theme central to the field and features the results of research conducted by both scholars and practitioners.

 

The Drug Court Review invites submission of articles relevant to the Drug Court field. This would include but not be limited to drug testing, case management, cost analysis, program evaluation, legal issues, application of incentives and sanctions, and treatment methods.

 

The theme for the Fall 2020 volume will be forthcoming and will be included in a call for papers.

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American University

The issues of the Drug Court Review featured below were edited & published by American University between the winter 2018 and spring 2020.

Volume III; Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of the Drug Court Review journal is now available. The issue focuses on the unique challenges faced by problem-solving courts in rural areas, such as operating in remote areas with limited resources and tackling increases in substance use and mental health disorders.

Contributors

John M. Eassey, Jamie C. Vaske, Paige M. Shaffer, Ayorkor Gaba, Stefan P. Sprinckmoller, Emily L. Starratt, David A. Smelson, Laura C. Palombi, Robyn Tomaszewski, Carolyn O’Donnell, Tuesday M. McAuliffeStaehler, Parker Johnson, Lucas Kosobuski, Sara Jane Baldwin, Timothy P. Stratton, Zephi Francis, and Steven Czarnecki

Volume II; Summer 2019

Volume II 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.

Contributors

Kim Ball, John M. Eassey, Julie Marie Baldwin, J. Mitchell Miller, Holly Ventura Miller, Bryan Lee Miller, Center for Court Innovation, Shirley N. Sparks, Rosemary Tisch, Andrea K. Finlay, Sean Clark, Jessica Blue-Howells, Sherri Claudio, Matthew Stimmel, Jack Tsai, Alec Buchanan, Joel Rosenthal, Alex H. S. Harris, Susan Frayne, Fred L. Cheesman II, Courtney E. Broscious, and Matthew Kleiman

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.

Contributors

Vicky M. Wilkins, Julie Marie Baldwin, Robert T. Russell, Jr., Richard D. Hartley, Erika J. Brooke, John M. Gallagher, Elise A. Warner, Paul A. Lucas, Nicole M. Sherman, and Gregory G. Pinski

National Drug Court Institute

The issues of the Drug Court Review featured below were edited & published by the National Drug Court Institute between the summer 1998 and spring 2012.

Volume I; Summer 1998

The summer 1998 issue of the Drug Court Review includes the first analysis of the role of the drug court judge, two evaluations on juvenile drug courts, and discussions on the development and national implementation of drug courts.

Contributors

Steven Belenko, C. West Huddleston, Kenneth D. Robinson, Sally L. Satel, Michelle A. Shaw, Jeffrey Tauber, and Susan P. Weinstein

Volume II Issue 1; Summer 1999

The summer 1999 issue of the Drug Court Review features an examination of functional sanctions, factors that can increase success for participants, and participants’ perspectives on these factors.

Contributors

Steven Belenko, C. West Huddleston, Kenneth D. Robinson, Roger H. Peters, Barry Mahoney, Robin Kimbrough, Sally L. Satel, Michelle Shaw, Judge Jeffrey Tauber, and Susan P. Weinstein

Volume III Issue 2; Winter 2001

The winter 2001 issue of the Drug Court Review examines three areas of the drug court field: drug court involvement in community reintegration; using strengths-based approaches to make changes within a drug court; and the use of evidence-based treatment practices in Juvenile Drug Courts.

Contributors

Steven R. Belenko, Karen Freeman-Wilson, C. West Huddleston III, Robing Kimbrough-Melton, Barry Mahoney, William G. Meyer, Roger H. Peters, Kenneth D. Robinson, Sally L. Satel, Faye S. Taxman, W. Clinton Terry III, Michael P. Wilkosz, Carson L. Fox, Susan P. Weinstein, and Latisha A. Shaw

Volume IV Issue 1; Summer 2002

The summer 2002 issue of the Drug Court Review examines the first ever campus drug court at Colorado State University, the use of creatinine-normalization of marijuana drug test results, and the use of participant experiences to identify successful drug court practices.

Contributors

Steven R Belenko, Karen Freeman-Wilson, C. West Huddleston, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, Barry Mahoney, Douglas B. Marlowe, William G. Meyer, Roger H. Peters, Kenneth D. Robinson, Sally L. Satel, Faye S. Taxman, W. Clinton Terry, Michael P. Wilkosz, Carson L. Fox Jr, Susan P. Weinstein, and Alec Christoff

Volume IV Issue 2; 2004

The 2004 issue of the Drug Court Review evaluates the role of the judge as a key component in drug court, identifies critical elements necessary for building methodologically sound impact evaluations, and reviews various agendas on legalization.

Contributors

Steven R. Belenko, Karen Freeman-Wilson, C. West Huddleston III, Robing Kimbrough-Melton, Douglas B. Marlowe, William G. Meyer, Roger H. Peters, Kenneth D. Robinson, Faye S. Taxman, W. Clinton Terry III, Michael P. Wilkosz, Carson L. Fox, Susan P. Weinstein, Alec Christoff, Susan P. Weinstein, and Aaron P. Roussell

Volume V Issue 1; 2005

The 2005 issue of the Drug Court Review analyzes the process of expungement and the extent to which it motivates participants, the establishment of a reliable cannabinoid detection window in testing, and research updates from the field.

Contributors

Steven R Belenko, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Matt Hiller, Douglas B. Marlowe, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, Bruce A. Goldberger, Sarah Kerrigan, Cary E. Heck, Carson L. Fox, C. West Huddleston III, Rachel L. Casebolt, Alec Christoff, Aaron P. Roussell 

Volume V Issue 2; 2006

The 2006 special research issue of the Drug Court Review outlines a national agenda for drug court research, breaks down elements of performance measurement, suggests techniques and methodologies for process evaluations, and presents considerations for recidivism data analyses.

Contributors

Steven R. Belenko, Karen Freeman-Wilson, Matt Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, Douglas B. Marlowe, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, Cary Heck, Carson L. Fox, West Huddleston III, Rachel Casebolt, Alec Christoff, and Aaron Roussell

Volume VI Issue 1; 2008

The 2008 issue of the Drug Court Review assesses the effectiveness of certain sanctioning practices in adult drug courts, differences in outcomes for felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile courts, and starting points for family treatment court best practices.

Contributors

Matt Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, Douglas B. Marlowe, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, Cary Heck, Robert A. Kirchner, C. West Huddleston III, Carson L. Fox Jr, Rachel Casebolt, Carolyn D. Hardin, and Aaron Roussell

Volume VI Issue 2; 2009

The 2009 issue of the Drug Court Review examines DWI court and family treatment court evaluations, financial tips and suggestions for sustaining a drug court program, racial disparities in drug courts, and preliminary tests of the SCRAM alcohol monitoring system.

Contributors

Douglas B. Marlowe, Carolyn D. Hardin, Leonora Fleming, Steven Belenko, Shannon M. Carey, Fred L. Cheesman, Michael W. Finigan, Cary E. Heck, Scott Henggeler, Matthew L. Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robert Kichner, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, John Roman, and C. West Huddleston III

Volume VII; 2010

The 2010 issue of the Drug Court Review focuses on specific needs, services, outcomes, and mechanisms of effectiveness in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts. It also includes a commentary on Veterans Treatment Court initiatives.

Contributors

Douglas B. Marlowe, Scott W. Henggeler, Caroyln D. Hardin, Kelly C. Stockstill, Steven Belenko, Shannon M. Carey, Fred L. Cheesman, David S. Festinger, Michael W. Finigan, Cary E. Heck, Matthew L. Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robert Kirchner, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, and John Roman

Volume VIII; Special Issue

The 2012 issue of the Drug Court Review focuses on implementing Best Practice Standards in treatment courts. It contains accounts of multiple studies across wide samples of Drug Courts in which effective policies and procedures, services, and outcomes are quantified, and their implications explored.

Contributors

Douglas B. Marlowe, Shannon M. Carey, Juliette R. Mackin, Michael W. Finigan, Janine M. Zweig, Christine Lindquist, P. Mitchell Downey, John K. Roman, Shelli B. Rossman, Harry K. Wexler, Mark Zehner, Gerald Melnick, Michael Tobin, David S. Festinger, Karen L. Dugosh, and David S. Metzger

Volume IX; 2014

The 2014 issue of the Drug Court Review examines the efficacy of enhanced alcohol use monitoring and extended-release naltrexone, addressing the needs of low-risk and low-need participants, and maintaining fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Court model.

Contributors

Douglas B. Marlowe, Carolyn D. Hardin, Vanessa Cunningham West, Jennifer L. Carson, Steven Belenko, Shannon M. Carey, Fred L. Cheesman, David S. Festinger, Michael W. Finigan, Cary E. Heck, Scott Henggeler, Matthew L. Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robert Kirchner, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, Michael Rempel, John Roman, Lisa M. Shannon, and C. West Huddleston III

Volume X; 2016 Guest Issue

The 2016 issue of the Drug Court Review explains findings from the national cross-site evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and the Reclaiming Futures program, which shifts the focus of the court from prosecution to quality treatment, access, and continuing care.

Contributors

Sally Stevens, Josephine D. Korchmaros, Alison Greene, Douglas B. Marlowe, Carolyn D. Hardin, Sonya L. Harper, Laura Dalemarre, Steven Belenko, Shannon M. Carey, Fred L. Cheesman, David S. Festinger, Michael W. Finigan, Cary E. Heck, Scott W. Henggeler, Matthew L. Hiller, Peggy F. Hora, Robert Kirchner, William G. Meyer, Randy Monchick, Roger H. Peters, Michael Rempel, John Roman, Lisa M. Shannon, Leslie Tilley, and Jennifer L. Carson