This report provides an update of drug court and other problem-solving court activity. It provides summary results from the National Survey on Drug Courts and Other Problem-solving Courts conducted by the National Drug Court Institute. A section is dedicated to major drug court research literature as well as state-specific drug court legislation and the amount of each state’s appropriation supporting such court programs. The report also provides key information about current drug court models, populations, and participant drug-of-choice trends.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Painting the Current Picture: A National Report Card on Drug Courts and Other Problem-Solving Court Programs in the United States, Volume 2, Number 1 created by Douglas B. Marlow, J.D., Ph.D., Rachel Casebolt, and C. West Huddleston III
National Drug Court Institute
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Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
Douglas B. Marlow, J.D., Ph.D.
Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D., is the Chief of Research, Law and Policy at NADCP. Formerly, Dr. Marlowe served as the Director of Law and Ethics Research at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI), and as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Rachel Casebolt is a Research Coordinator with the National Drug Court Institute. Ms. Casebolt works with NDCI publications to ensure their quality and utility to the drug court field.
C. West Huddleston III
C. West Huddleston III is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and the Executive Officer of the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI). Mr. Huddleston is a Board-licensed Counselor with thirteen years of clinical experience at the county, state, and federal levels.
Dan Rebek, Ph.D.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drug courts and other problem-solving court programs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Discuss the current status of drug courts and DWI courts in the United States and the scientific literature relating to them.
Describe factors relating to drug court capacity and the primary drugs of choice among participants, specifically the usage of methamphetamine.
Identify key benefits of drug courts from a graduate's perspective, the societal benefits of the birth of drug-free babies, and new drug court legislation and state appropriations.
Explain and define emerging variations of problem-solving courts and identify organizations which can serve as drug court resources.
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