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Topic: Problem Solving Courts

Selecting and Using Risk Assessment Tools in 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…

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Madison County Problem Solving Courts Participant Survey

This is a survey for problem solving court participants to evaluate their programs after they have completed their treatment. 

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Using Data to Build Your Program

This fact sheet is one in a series to support the development of problem-solving justice initiatives.

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Problem-Solving Justice Toolkit

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…

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Howard County Adult Drug/DUI Court (District Court) Process Evaluation

This is an evaluation of Howard County’s Adult Drug/DUI Court’s impact and effectiveness on its participants and community.

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The Promise of DWI Court: What Does It Mean and Why Should Prosecutors Care?

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…

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America’s Problem-Solving Courts: The Criminal Costs of Treatment and the Case for Reform

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.

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Alaska Case Study

This case study examines the effectiveness of problem solving courts in Alaska, with a focus on DUI and Felony Drug Courts for the state.

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