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Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach in Drug Court

Ten key strategies that will prove to be helpful as your court takes the next steps in transitioning to a family-centered approach. This resource from the National Drug Court Institute and Children and Family Futures examines best practices and lessons learned from three adult drug courts.

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Mentor In Training (MIT) Program; Court Procedures Example

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.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pima County’s Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP) Program Final Report

This report analyzes the cost of Pima County’s DTAP program based on participants from it’s first year. Overall, the evaluation found that the DTAP program saves a substantial amount of money when compared to people sent to prison. 

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Assessing the effectiveness of drug courts on recidivism: A meta-analytic review of traditional and non-traditional drug courts

This is an article is a systematic review of literature on drug court’s effect on reducing recidivism.


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Adult Drug Treatment Courts: A Review

This article is a comprehensive review of the history, growth, components, controversies, and criticisms of drug treatment courts in the United States. 

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Vermont Drug Courts: Rutland County Adult Drug Court Cost Evaluation

This is an evaluation of Rutland County’s Adult Drug Court and its implementation, effects on recidivism, and cost savings.

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Drug Court Review Volume 8, Issue 1 “Best Practices in Drug Courts”

This is an annual review of  drug courts to keep drug court practitioners enlightened to the latest developments in the drug court field.

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