Title

Florida's Treatment-Based Drug Court: Gearing up against Substance Abuse

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

1994

Keywords

Drug treatment, program planning, program design, case processing, alternative court procedures, Florida

Abstract

One chapter describes the treatment-based drug court model by contrasting its approach to that of the traditional court, followed by a chapter that describes the critical role of treatment in a drug court program. Another chapter highlights several preliminary steps for implementing a treatment-based drug court program, so as to help guide court staff in examining the feasibility of developing a drug court program; developing community partnerships and support for the program; and identifying resources needed to support treatment, court monitoring, and other program aspects. This is followed by a chapter that provides guidance in implementing a treatment-based drug court, beginning with initial planning and development activities and then moving to actual operation. One chapter describes several operational aspects of drug courts, namely, procedures for screening drug-court participants and conducting drug court hearings. It also examines methods for implementing a management information system to assist the court. The concluding chapter assists staff in developing an evaluation plan for drug court programs. Appended supplementary material, including forms, proposals, examples, and a bibliography of articles on drug courts

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Florida's Treatment-Based Drug Court: Gearing up against Substance Abuse, 80 p.

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