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Topic: Evidence-based Practices

Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory

Dr. Jamie Vaske, assistant professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University and evaluator for the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, has created a handy resource for drug treatment professionals, called the Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory (TC – BPI). By sum…

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A Technical Assistance Guide For Drug Court Judges on Drug Court Treatment Services

This document provides a guide for newly assigned judges that are expected to preside over a drug court program to serve as a quick primer to assist them in (a) becoming familiar with the key elements and evidence-based practices that should be reflected in the treatment services provided to drug co…

Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process

This webinar addresses stages of change and “discovery, dropout prevention” plans versus “recovery, relapse prevention” plans; holding participants accountable to an individualized treatment plan based on stage of change versus compliance with program phases and rules; evidence-based practices EBPs)…

Treatment COD Webinar

This webinar had a focus on increasing a participants’ knowledge about treatment for co-occurring disorders (CODs) and referrals.

Evidence Based Interventions: Strategies to Engage and Retain Young Adults in Drug Court Programs

Presented by Andrew Osborne (NDRI), this presentation, the last of this series, discusses a list of suggested references related to young adults in drug courts, with specific articles regarding supervision, treatment, and assessment. Mr. Osborne also briefly describes several evidence based practice…

Buffalo Drug Treatment Court Case Study

This document evaluates the Buffalo Drug Treatment Court program.

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Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessments PowerPoint

This power point explains the importance of utilizing risk assessments within the Drug Court field to improve upon their practices and better their future outcomes.

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Need to Know: Research Update on Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

This is an article about the research on the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, best practices, and recommendations for juvenile drug treatment courts. 

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Behavior Modification 101 for Drug Courts: Making the Most of Incentives and Sanctions

This is a fact sheet on the most effective ways to use incentives and sanctions in a drug treatment court.

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The Verdict on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Courts

This article is about the research on the effects of problem solving courts on those with substance use disorders to aid in potential policy development.

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