U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Drug Courts

NCJ Number
238527
Date Published
November 2020
Agencies
OJJDP, NIJ, BJA
Publication Type
Technical Assistance, Factsheet
Annotation
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.
Abstract
Drug courts are specialized court-docket programs that target defendants and offenders (adults and juveniles), 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 Created: May 16, 2018