Deadline: November 14, 2016

  • Are you looking for ways to address alcohol and substance abuse issues within your community?
  • Would you like to be educated on the scientific research and best practices of an Adult Drug Court?


Everything I’ve lost, I got back triple.  I got my family back.  I run my own company.  I’ve been clean and sober almost three and a half years. ~Adult Drug Court Graduate

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the NDCI, developed the content of each ADCPI program. In offering training and technical assistance through ADCPI, BJA demonstrates a commitment to working with local jurisdictions to prevent and control substance abuse and crime. A representative from NDCI and an expert practitioner from within the Adult Drug Court system will attend all ADCPI events.
Using ADCPI, NDCI will serve up to 10 jurisdictions. Once capacity is reached, NDCI will place jurisdictions on a waitlist and accept them into ADCPI as space becomes available. Funding for ADCPI is contingent on the availability and amount of that fiscal year’s funding for the Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant program.
Selected jurisdictions will participate in a facilitated 6-month planning process. Each jurisdiction will be required to complete pre-training worksheets, participate in pre-training webinars, attend a 3-day training program, maintain routine correspondence with program staff, and submit an Adult Drug Court implementation plan and draft policy and procedure manual. NDCI will notify jurisdictions of training dates and locations upon their acceptance.  The three day on site training program has been designed to educate participants with the building blocks of Adult Drug Courts and develop a solid adult drug court implementation plan.


  • The 10 Key Components of Drug Courts
  • Development of Drug Court Structure, Target Population, Entry Process, Phases and Court Requirements
  • Psychopharmacology, Treatment Continuum of Care, Drug Testing, and Responding to Participant Behavior
  • Community Supervision, Ethics and Confidentiality, and Sustainability
Team Member Roles and Responsibilities
To participate in ADCPI, each community must identify eight individuals representing the following disciplines to form a Drug Court planning team:
  • Drug Court coordinator
  • Judge
  • Prosecutor
  • Defense counsel
  • Treatment provider
  • Community supervision representative
  • Law enforcement
  • Evaluator/researcher


Required Commitment

BJA's investment in this training initiative is dependent upon active participation of all approved ADCPI team members. In addition to completing the pre-training webinar all required team members must attend the entire two 2-day training programs, team members must work with project staff throughout the planning process and complete a number of pre- and post-training activities at their home jurisdiction.  Upon acceptance into the training program, each participating team member must commit to the following:
  • Attend a three-day training sessions 
  • Actively participate in all discussions and training breakouts
  • Identify an appropriate substitute if the need arises
  • Complete all homework assignments and webinars.
  • Respond to all requests for information
  • Sign a letter of commitment
In addition, the Drug Court coordinator must serve as the team point of contact for all ADCPI coordination activities. The coordinator will ensure all relevant information is disseminated to team members in a timely fashion, respond to requests for information, and coordinate with all ADCPI staff and faculty.
ADCPI participants will have regular contact with NDCI during the course of the 6-month planning process. Upon acceptance into the training program, each participating team member and/or agency must sign a letter of commitment that includes the following information:
  • Agreement that approved team member will attend the required training in its entirety
  • Agreement that all team members will complete the pre-training webinars including pre-and-post test.
  • Agreement to complete the pre-training homework sheets.
Jurisdictions that are unable or unwilling to fully participate in DCPI may forfeit their eligibility for future NDCI-BJA training events.
Training Costs
There are no costs associated with the training.  However, each team is required to provide local training space to host a three 3-day training, at no cost to NDCI.  NDCI requests that the training site have a projector and screen.  If unable to provide a projector and screen, this will not preclude your team from receiving the training.   Each approved jurisdiction is requested to provide to NDCI staff a hotel recommendation near the training site. 

Contact Us

For further information regarding ADCPI application process and training program, please contact us::

Meghan Wheeler

Senior Consultant