Standard Setting Publications

NDCI is the most prolific publisher of the latest research and strategic innovations for the treatment court field. In our effort to continually improve the way our justice system serves those with addiction and mental health needs, we offer these resources to the field at no charge. Many of these resources are available in Spanish. Haga clic aquí para ver las publicaciones en español.

The Journal for Advancing Justice

The inaugural edition of NADCP's Journal for Advancing Justice is dedicated to "Identifying and Rectifying Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Disparities in Treatment Courts."


Sharing Your Treatment Court Story

The purpose of this guide is to help treatment court alumni think about the audiences that might want to hear their story, assist  in constructing their story, help them think through the personal impacts of sharing, and provide tips on speech delivery and talking with the press.


Managing the Message During a Crisis

Whether an issue involves a member of the court team, a program participant, or an organization or facility associated with the program, public confidence in treatment courts depends on their response in times of crisis.


Standards Vol 1 150

Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards - Updated!

This two-volume publication is the most comprehensive compilation of research-based, specific, practitioner-focused Drug Court guidance ever produced. A must read for anyone working in treatment court.

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Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach

Produced in partnership with Children and Family Futures, this case study looks at three adult drug courts that are in the process of expanding services to families and children of program participants.


Judicial Bench Book150

The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook - Updated!

After years of compiling the knowledge of thousands of treatment court professionals, this publication provides key guidelines to improve client outcomes and increase cost savings. This version includes an updated version of Chapter 4: Addiction and Treatment Services.


FactSheet150Fact Sheets

Get up to speed on the latest research related to key issues facing treatment courts.


Questions & Answers

This new series from NDCI answers questions raised by treatment court practitioners. This first edition focuses on the proper limits of searching a participant's cell phone.


MAT Pocket Guide for Drug Court Clinicians

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, this pocket guide is designed to help counselors and therapists refer and link drug court participants to opioid treatment services.


MAT Pocket Guide for Drug Court Team Members

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, this pocket guide is designed to help non-clinical drug court team members understand how they can support treatment providers and participants.


MAT Pocket Guide for Drug Court Participants

Produced in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, this pocket guide is designed for drug court participants who may be prescribed or considering medication as a part of addiction treatment, as well as their families and support systems.


Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components

The groundbreaking publication that defined the drug court model and remains a blueprint for implementing successful programs.


PCP Cover 150Painting the Current Picture

NADCP's newest report detailing the expansion of drug courts and other treatment court models, including DWI courts and veterans treatment courts, as well as the latest research.



DCR9Drug Court Review

This edition of NDCI's premier scholarly publication features articles on alcohol use monitoring, extended release naltrexone, alternative tracks in misdemeanor court, team building, juvenile drug court and consensus building.


Need to Know CoverNeed to Know Briefs

Produced in conjunction with NADCP, our Need to Know briefs tackle tough issues to help you improve your program.


Family Treatment Court Planning Guide Update

Produced in partnership with Children and Family Futures, this publication provides a guide on planning and implementing a family treatment court. 


MonographMonograph Series

The Monograph Series guides treatment court professionals to utilize the best evidence-based practices, along with recommendations that will assist courts to improve overall program operations.


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