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Drug Treatment Courts

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Date Published
May 2024
2 pages

The two-page flyer provides an overview of drug court and other problem-solving court program models and available guidance; it is updated regularly with information on federally supported program and research resources, providing hyperlinks to current training and technical assistance providers and relevant documents.


Drug courts are specialized court-docket programs that target adults charged with or convicted of a crime, youths who are involved in the juvenile justice system, and parents with pending child welfare cases who have alcohol and other drug dependency problems. The publication provides information on the number and types of drug courts as of May 2024 along with general background on drug courts. It also describes program development, research, and dissemination under the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Adult Treatment Court and Veterans Treatment Court Grant Program, highlighting various programs, resource centers, and training programs that align with best practice standards. Additional resources list links to BJA Adult Treatment Court Program; Veterans Treatment Court Program; National Treatment Court Resource Center; Interactive Map of Treatment Courts; Adult Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance; Justice for Vets; Adult Treatment Court State-Based Technical Assistance; National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners; Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Training and Technical Assistance; OJJPD Drug Courts; Family Treatment Courts Training and Technical Assistance; Juvenile Treatment Court Training and Technical Assistance; and more.

Date Published: May 1, 2024