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Visit a Mentor Court

NDCI Mentor Court Program

Visit the Country's Best Treatment Courts

Until further notice, all mentor court visits will be conducted virtually. Complete the site visit application and NDCI staff will work with you to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

Apply today and learn from some of the nation's most successful treatment courts. There is no cost to participate.

Teams or individuals interested in starting a treatment court can watch the model in action and established courts can learn new and innovative practices. You've read the research and understand the model, now is your chance to see it in action!

Questions? Contact Vanessa Price, NDCI division director.

Ready to make your visit? Complete the application

Three Ways to Learn from the Best

In-person Visit

All travel and related expenses are covered by NDCI. In-person visits are currently suspended.

Virtual Visit

Can't fly to visit a treatment court in person? Observe a mentor court from a distance through video conference.

Professional Shadowing

Work one-on-one with a treatment court professional in a specific discipline to better understand their role on the team.

How it works

Complete the application telling us about you and/or your court program. NDCI staff will schedule a time with you to discuss your program further and plan your visit.

As part of the program, NDCI pays all travel and related costs for approved court observers. Airline tickets and hotel are paid for directly by NDCI with other expenses reimbursed upon completion of the visit. All funded visitors are required to complete a brief, online evaluation upon their return and before reimbursement. Based on feedback from the evaluation, NDCI staff will determine what, if any, further training or technical assistance your program requires.

This program is made possible by through collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.