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Family Drug Treatment Court Standards Supreme Court of Virginia

Family Drug Treatment Court Standards Supreme Court of Virginia

Resource Description

The purpose of these standards is to provide a general framework of common principles, policies and
practices for the approval of new drug treatment courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The
standards present a single orientation from which the judicial branch (including judges and all court
personnel), the defense bar, guardians ad litem, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), local
government, law enforcement, social service agencies, and public and private treatment providers
address problems of substance abuse which pervade the court system’s criminal and abuse and neglect
caseload. Each standard includes practices or recommended steps to be taken by courts in responding
effectively to the toxic mix of child abuse and neglect and substance abuse. The steps are stated
broadly in order to leave room for each drug treatment court to meet local needs.

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Family Drug Treatment Court Standards Supreme Court of Virginia

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