Watch the webinar. Our webinar entitled, “Veterans Treatment Courts: Exploring Operations and Issues to Inform the Future,” examined the various aspects of VTCs. The expert panel discussed the VTC concept and its relationship to drug courts and mental health courts and delved into the variation in the implementation of VTC programs across the United States,… Veteran Drug Courts, Veterans, Vtc
In this issue brief, author Dr. John R. Gallagher focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in treatment courts and the potential solutions to fix those disparities. Dr. Gallagher showcases the work of the St. Joseph County (Indiana) treatment court to address this gap. Dr Gallagher brings specific attention to the use of Habilitation Empowerment Accountability… Continue Reading
These are written agreements with other agencies or organizations for services and coordination.
This is a tool used to set expectations by explaining requirements for each phase of the program.
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 –...
Giving an exit interview to participants in Adult Drug Courts when they leave the program can often provide valuable insight into effectiveness.
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 Management Informa...
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.
Note: Not all sample operational and programmatic documents in the NDCRC clearinghouse library have been reviewed for best practice standards.