Treatment Drug Courts: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment With Legal Case Processing (TIP 23)

Chapter 4: Designing the Program

About the Course:

Treatment Drug Courts: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment With Legal Case Processing provides clinicians, administrators, and policymakers with the information they need to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate treatment drug courts. The number of programs that integrate drug treatment into the pretrial processing of criminal cases has grown exponentially in the last several years. This publication highlights the most successful of them and presents relevant information on financial, legal, and ethical issues. This course focuses on the nine key issues that must be addressed during the design stage for a fully operational drug court. This course covers Chapter 4 only.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2007

Author

SAMHSA

About the Author:

Treatment Drug Courts: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment With Legal Case Processing was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 23 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about designing a drug court program. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe screening and assessment of clients for possible participation in treatment drug courts and the determination of categories of care and components of treatment.

  2. Explain factors related to program admission criteria and supervision of defendants’ progress in treatment.

  3. Discuss staffing and cross-system liaisons, information management, and program monitoring.

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