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Adult Model Policies and Procedures – Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards

This document should function as a model for new planning courts and existing courts to help programs document procedures for the operation of a treatment court.  This model policy and procedure manual is designed to serve as a guide that helps to incorporate the adult drug court best practice standards and other guidelines for the… Continue Reading Adult Model Policies and Procedures – Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards

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Issue Brief- Management Information Systems (MIS)

This issue brief details the necessary features of Management Information Systems (MIS) for treatment courts. By connecting team members, an MIS can help improve communications, reduce inbox clutter, and reduce time spent catching up in staff meetings and on the phone throughout the week. An MIS also allows the court to examine trends and measure… Continue Reading Issue Brief- Management Information Systems (MIS)

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New York State Unified Court System Essential Elements of Opioid Courts

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 of opioid treatment court procedures.

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