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.
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.
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.
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.