The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook

 

The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook

July, 2011

 

The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook brings evidence-based practices and best practices to the adult Drug Court field like never before.  After years of compiling and synthesizing the collective knowledge and wisdom of thousands of judges, attorneys, treatment providers, probation officers, law enforcement officers, and research scholars, The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook provides key guidelines that will help judges improve client outcomes and increase cost savings.

Funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook provides a planning guide for new courts and includes chapters on important topics such as substance abuse treatment, community supervision, drug testing, judicial ethics and constitutional law.  The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook is structured in a custom-made binder so that future updates can easily be added as the field grows.

 

Contributing Authors

 

Paul L. Cary, M.S.
Director, Toxicology Laboratory
University of Missouri Health Care

Carson L. Fox, Jr., J.D.
Director of Operations
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson (Ret.)
Former Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Former Executive Director
National Drug Court Institute

Steve Hanson, M.S.Ed, LMHC, CASAC
Director, Bureau of Treatment Services
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Helen Harberts, M.A., J.D.
Special Assistant District Attorney (Ret.)
Chief Probation Officer (Ret.)
Butte County, California

Carolyn Hardin, M.P.A.
Senior Director
National Drug Court Institute

Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Science, Policy & Law
National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Judge William Meyer (Ret.)
Senior Judicial Fellow
National Drug Court Institute

Judge Jeffrey Tauber (Ret.)
President Emeritus
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Director, Reentry Court Solutions