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Drug Courts - Publications

The following publications are a sample of available resources.

General

State Court Organization
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Semi-Annual Report

Drug Court Review
National Drug Court Institute, Various Dates

Six Steps to Improve Your Drug Court Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders
National Drug Court Institute, 2013

Summary of Drug Court Activity by State and County
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, June 2013

Drug Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Institute of Justice, and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2013

Summary of Drug Court Activity by State and County
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, February 2013

From Drug Court to Classroom: Creating a Court to College Program (Practitioners Manual)
Center for Court Innovation, 2012

Drug Court Judicial Benchbook
National Drug Court Institute, 2011

Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States
National Drug Court Institute, 2011

Statewide Coordination of Problem-Solving Courts: A Snapshot of Five States
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2011

Ensuring Sustainability for Drug Courts: An Overview of Funding Strategies
National Drug Court Institute, 2008

Quality Improvement for Drug Courts: Evidence-Based Practices
National Drug Court Institute, 2008

Drug Court Case Management: Role, Function and Utility, Monograph Series 7
Bureau of Justice Assistance, National Drug Court Institute, Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2006

Family Dependency Treatment Court: Applying the Drug Court Model in Child Maltreatment Cases
National Drug Court Institute, 2006

Action Research: Using Information to Improve Your Drug Court
Center for Court Innovation, 2005

Drug Courts: An Effective Strategy for Communities Facing Methamphetamine
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2005

Seeing Eye to Eye: Participant and Staff Perspectives on Drug Courts
Center for Court Innovation, 2005

Bridging the Gap: Researchers, Practitioners, and the Future of Drug Courts
Center for Court Innovation, 2004

Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004

Critical Issues for Defense Attorneys in Drug Court
National Drug Court Institute, 2003

Public Domain Drug Court Software: Functions and Utility
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2003

Recidivism Rates for Drug Court Graduates: Nationally Based Estimates
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2003

An Honest Chance: Perspectives of Drug Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2002

Women and Addiction: Challenges for Drug Court Practitioners
The Justice System Journal, 2002

Ethical Considerations for Judges and Attorneys in Drug Court
National Drug Court Institute, 2001

Institutionalizing Drug Courts: A Focus Group Meeting Report
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2000

Drug Courts and the Role of Graduated Sanctions
National Institute of Justice, 1998

Looking at a Decade of Drug Courts
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1998

Case Management With Drug-Involved Arrestees
National Institute of Justice, 1995

The Drug Court Movement
National Institute of Justice, 1995

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Cost/Benefit

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms
National Institute of Justice, July 2013

To Treat or Not to Treat: Evidence on the Prospects of Expanding Treatment to Drug-Involved Offenders
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Impact of a Mature Drug Court Over 10 Years of Operation: Recidivism and Costs (Final Report)
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2007

A Detailed Cost Analysis in a Mature Drug Court Setting: A Cost-Benefit Evaluation of the Multnomah County Drug Court
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2003

Risks and Rewards: Drug Courts and Community Reintegration
National Drug Court Institute Review, Vol. III, Issue 2, 2001

The Rebirth of Rehabilitation: Promise and Perils of Drug Courts
National Institute of Justice, 2000

Drug Courts: Overview of Growth, Characteristics, and Results
United States General Accounting Office, 1997

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Drug Testing

The Marijuana Detection Window: Determining the Length of Time Cannibinoids Will Remain Detectable in Urine Following Smoking: A Critical Review of Relevant Research and Cannibinoid Detection Guidance for Drug Courts
National Drug Court Institute, 2006

Urine Drug Concentrations: The Scientific Rationale for Eliminating the Use of Drug Test Levels in Drug Court Proceedings
National Drug Court Institute, 2004

Color Test Reagents/Kits for Preliminary Identification of Drugs of Abuse
National Institute of Justice, 2000

Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

Drug Testing in a Drug Court Environment: Common Issues to Address
Drug Courts Program Office, 2000

Drug Use, Testing, and Treatment in Local Jails
Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2000

Ten Steps for Implementing a Program of Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2000

Integrating Drug Testing into a Pretrial Services System: 1999 Update (Part 1)
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999

Integrating Drug Testing into a Pretrial Services System: 1999 Update (Part 2)
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999

Pretrial Drug Testing: An Overview of Issues and Practices
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1999

Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1998

Predicting Pretrial Misconduct with Drug Tests of Arrestees
National Institute of Justice, 1996

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Evaluation

Statewide Evaluation of New York's Adult Drug Courts: Identifying Which Policies Work Best
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2013

Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Final Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2013

Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2012

Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2012

The Multi-Site Adult Drug Court Evaluation
National Institute of Justice, November 2011

Adult Drug Courts: Studies Show Courts Reduce Recidivism, but DOJ Could Enhance Future Performance Measure Revision Efforts
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2011

Recidivism and Other Findings Reported in Selected Evaluation Reports of DUI Court/Drug Court Programs
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, 2010

Tale of Three Cities Drugs, Courts and Community Justice
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2010

Exploring the Key Components of Drug Courts: A Comparative Study of 18 Adult Drug Courts on Practices, Outcomes, and Costs
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2008

Drug Courts: The Second Decade
National Institute of Justice, 2006

Local Drug Court Research: Navigating Performance Measures and Process Evaluations
National Drug Court Institute, 2006

The Staten Island Treatment Court Evaluation: Planning, Implementation, and Impacts
Center for Court Innovation, 2006

Adult Drug Courts: Evidence Indicates Recidivism Reductions and Mixed Results for Other Outcomes
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2005

Recidivism 101: Evaluating the Impact of Your Drug Court
Center for Court Innovation, 2005

Conclusions: The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation Policies, Participants and Impacts
Center for Court Innovation, October 2003

Better DOJ Data Collection and Evaluation Efforts Needed to Measure Impact of Drug Court Programs
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 2002

National Evaluation of 14 Drug Courts
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2001

Assessing the Impact of Dade County's Felony Drug Court
National Institute of Justice, 1993

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Guidelines and Implementation

Challenges and Solutions to Implementing Problem Solving Courts from the Traditional Court Management Perspective
State Justice Institute, 2008

Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies for Success
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2003

Guideline for Compiling and Entering into a Database Information Relevant to Drug Court Program Evaluation
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, 2000

Development and Implementation of Drug Court Systems
National Drug Court Institute, 1999

Practical Guide for Applying Federal Confidentiality Laws to Drug Court Operations
Drug Courts Program Office, 1999

Guideline for Drug Courts on Screening and Assessment
Drug Courts Program Office, 1998

Juvenile and Family Drug Courts: Profile of Program Characteristics and Implementation Issues
Drug Courts Program Office, 1998

Recommendations Regarding the Planning of a Drug Court for Juvenile and Youthful Adult Drug Offenders in the Twenty-Sixth Judicial District: Madison, Henderson and Chester Counties, Tennessee
Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project, 1998

Juvenile Drug Courts: Operational Characteristics and Implementation Issues
Drug Court Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance Project, 1996

Guideline for Assessing Drug Case Management and Treatment Intervention Options
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, 1994

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Types of Drug Courts

Juvenile/Family

Marion County Fostering Attachment Treatment Court Follow-Up Process and Outcome Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2013

Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored, May 2013

Outcome and Process Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts Final Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, March 2013

Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, December 2012

Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, September 2012

Drug Court Activity Update
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, 2012

An Overview of Operational Family Dependency Treatment Courts
National Drug Court Institute Review, Vol. VI, Issue 1, 2008

Family Treatment Drug Court Evaluation, Final Report
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration-sponsored, 2007

Family Dependency Treatment Courts: Addressing Child Abuse and Neglect Cases Using the Drug Court Model
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2004

Data, Delinquency and Drug Treatment: How Technology Can Aid a Juvenile Drug Court
Center for Court Innovation, 2003

Juvenile Drug Court Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2001

Review of Specialized Family Drug Courts: Key Issues in Handling Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 1999

Juvenile and Family Drug Courts: An Overview
Bureau of Justice Assistance, 1998

The Juvenile Drug Court Movement
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 1997

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Tribal

Drug Court Activity Update
Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Clearinghouse Project, 2012

Tribal Wellness Courts Needs Assessment
Tribal Law and Policy Institute, 2010

Lessons Learned in Implementing the First Four Tribal Wellness Courts
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Blackfeet Alternative Court
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Fort Peck Tribes Community Wellness Court
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations in Four Tribal Wellness Courts
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Hualapai Wellness Court
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Process and Outcome Evaluations of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Drug Court
National Institute of Justice-sponsored, 2005

Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Key Components
Bureau of Justice Assistance, April 2003

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NCJRS Abstracts Database

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 220,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Users of the database may conduct a search using their own key words and link to full text where available. As of March 2014, there were more than 4,000 abstracts available using the term "drug courts."

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