Research is unequivocal: choosing the right target population and tailoring your program to serve that population is critical to ensuring positive outcomes.
The NADCP Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards state that eligibility and exclusion criteria for adult drug court must be predicated on empirical evidence indicating which types of offenders can be treated safely and effectively. Candidates are evaluated for admission to the program using evidence-based assessment tools and procedures."
The following resources offer further guidance on treatment court eligibility, target population and assessment.
Advanced Quadrant Track Training
Overview The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), developed the Quadrant Track: Developing Alternatives Track training program for jurisdictions interested in providing services to participants who are not high-risk/high-need. Many jurisdictions are trying to address the needs of those involved in the court system that may not… Continue Reading Target PopulationRead More