This fact sheet highlights the role the prosecutor plays in the Drug Treatment Court process, the eligibility criteria, how they enforce sanctions and incentives, the key components to an effective prosecutor in this unique court environment, and the common challenges they face. Prosecutors working in drug courts must find a balance between protecting public safety and building consistent eligibility criteria that maximize cost-saving outcomes. Although they are often seen as the gatekeeper, prosecutors can use their leadership and commitment to the drug court program to encourage teamwork from other members of the drug court team.
The Role of Prosecutors in Drug Treatment Courts
by wpengine / Thursday, 08 June 2017 / Published in Uncategorized