Topic: Problem Solving Courts
The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session presented by Dr. Sarah Desmarais, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University that covered risk assessment… Continue Reading Selecting and Using Risk Assessment Tools in Problem Solving Courts
This report offers nine practical strategies to encourage the sharing of information and resources among courts.
This Toolkit offers a blueprint for using the problem-solving approach, a form of differentiated case management for cases involving recurring contacts with the justice system due to underlying medical and social problems. A hallmark of the approach is the integration of treatment and social service… Continue Reading Problem-Solving Justice Toolkit
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 is a report that examines drug use as a public health issue and provides information on the evolution and future of drug courts in the US.