Our Mission

The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center’s (NDCRC) mission is to equip the drug court field with a wide variety of open and accessible resources and research, helping treatment courts run more effectively.

NDCRC is housed at the Justice Programs Office at American University and is funded in part by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. Our work is centered on providing treatment court professionals with the information and resources they need to be successful. To do this, we:

  • organize regular learning opportunities both online and at professional meetings,
  • publish the latest research in an annual “Drug Court Review,” and
  • curate open databases of relevant legislation, case law, and sample operational forms, among other products.

We want to be responsive to the interests and needs of drug and other treatment courts. If you would like resources that you don’t see on this website, or if there is a topic you would like us to address, email us at ndcrc@american.edu.

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