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Drug Treatment Courts

NCJ Number
Date Published
May 2024
2 pages

The two-page flyer provides an overview of drug court and other problem solving court program models and available guidance. The document is updated regularly with information on program and research resources supported by BJA, OJJDP, and NIJ, with hyperlinks to current training and technical assistance providers and relevant documents.


Drug courts are specialized court-docket programs that target persons (adults and juveniles) charged with a crime and not convicted, those convicted of crimes, as well as parents with pending child welfare cases who have alcohol and other drug dependency problems. Although the features of drug courts vary according to the population served, as well as the resources allocated, programs are generally managed by a multidisciplinary team that includes judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, community corrections, social workers, and treatment service professionals.

Date Published: May 1, 2024