In 2016, the Unified Court System launched an opioid court in Buffalo, the first of its kind in the country. The opioid court provides immediate intervention, treatment, and supervision for defendants who are at risk of an opioid overdose. Refer to this document for an outline of the main components… Continue Reading New York State Unified Court System Essential Elements of Opioid Courts
Use this resource from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to learn how Veteran Peer Mentors (VPMs) offer support and encouragement for veterans in the court system by spending one-on-one time with the veteran.
Use these sample operational documents from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to help your court establish a Mentor In Training (MIT) program. Included are a MIT policies and procedures manual and a guide to mentor/client meetings.
A template for state court judges to transfer jurisdiction to Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts.
Many treatment courts use peer support programs or mentor programs to enhance their services and build their capacity. Peer support groups can help new participants navigate the treatment court program and understand court requirements. Peer mentors also serve as evidence that recovery is possible a… Continue Reading Policies and Procedures; Mentors in Training Program
Measuring the success of your drug court is important for several reasons. You should be able to support your claims of being a great diversionary program that supports people in long-term recovery with numbers and data. Also, analyzing outcomes can help identify areas in which your court could impr… Continue Reading Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Success
Dr. Jamie Vaske, assistant professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University and evaluator for the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, has created a handy resource for drug treatment professionals, called the Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory (TC – BPI). By sum… Continue Reading Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory
General statements about what needs to be accomplished to meet the mission and address the major issues facing Drug Court
This is the manual for the Lewis County Drug Court program.