the Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes to the 2015 Trends in State Court with an article on accepting dissent in court settings. Judge Burke discusses why dissent matters, four steps to fostering constructive dissent, and how to be a good court leader… Continue Reading Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent
The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Tre… Continue Reading The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court
This change in philosophy is sup- ported by the Trial Court Performance Standards published by the U.S. Department of Justice.24 The Standards note that ―[e]ffective trial courts are responsive to emergent public issues such as drug abuse‖ and that ―[a] trial court that moves deliber- ately in respo… Continue Reading The Promise of DWI Court: What Does It Mean and Why Should Prosecutors Care?
This cross-site evaluation examines 8 adult reentry court programs and determines the effectiveness of the programs.
Topics: Adult, Aftercare, Assessment, Case Management, Community and School Involvement, Defendant, Eligibility, Eligibility Criteria, General Criminal Justice, Goal, Judicial, Judicial Function, Operations, Procedures, Program Descriptions, Program Procedures, Reentry Court, Team, Time, Treatment, Treatment Services
This document contains a compilation of court decisions in relation to drug court in a variety of states across the county.
Topics: Adult Technical Assistance Project, Advocacy, Case Law Summary, Caselaw, Cultural Issues, Defense Function, Drug Court Program Operations, Ethic Issues, Ethics, Federal Decisions, Federal Drug Courts, Judicial Function, Law Review, Manuals And Forms, Performance Standards, Public Information, Special Populations, State Decisions, Technical Assistance Reports, Tribal (Wellness Courts), Tribal Decisions
Excerpts from Selected Opinions of Federal, State and Tribal Courts Relevant to Drug court Programs.