Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessments

Designed to provide treatment staff with a concise and current overview of important issues relating to offender risk assessment and to provide a list of recommended contemporary risk instruments.

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Six Steps to Improve Outcomes for Adults with Co-Occurring Disorders

One of the biggest challenges for treatment courts is effectively working with participants with co-occurring disorders, however With some creativity and thoughtful planning, most persons with co-occurring disorders can successfully participate in treatment court.

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Targeting the Right Participants in Adult Drug Court

A substantial body of research now indicates which drug-involved offenders are most in need of the full array of services embodied in the “10 Key Components” of drug courts. These are the offenders who are (1) substance dependent and (2) at risk of failing in less intensive rehabilitation programs.

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Alternative Tracks in Adult Drug Courts

This document describes a conceptual framework and evidence-based practice recommendations for designing alternative tracks within a drug court to serve different types of adult participant.

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