This monograph presents a general overview of the research on effectively treating the drug court client. It also elucidates the kinds of issues that a drug court administrator and supervisor should consider in developing Request for Proposals for treatment services and identifying additional resources to better serve drug court participants. Focusing on quality improvement in order to better engage, retain, and graduate more clients in the drug court process requires understanding and utilizing the evidence and research. This course covers Chapters 9, 10, and 11 and addresses the topics of linking drug court participants to needed services, motivational incentives in drug courts, and the application of sanctions. This course covers adobe pages 95-122.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Quality Improvement for Drug Courts: Evidence-Based Practices—Chapters 9-11 created by Maxine L. Stitzer, Ph.D., Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D., and Deni Carise, Ph.D., and Adam C. Brooks, Ph.D.
National Drug Court Institute
Course Material Authors
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Maxine L. Stitzer, Ph.D.
Maxine L. Stitzer is associated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Douglas B. Marlowe is associated with the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Deni Carise, Ph.D., and Adam C. Brooks, Ph.D.
Deni Carise and Adam C. Brooks are associated with the Treatment Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
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 linking drug court participants to needed services and the use of motivational incentives and sanctions in drug courts. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Discuss background, strategy, and recommendations regarding the linkage of drug court participants to needed services.
Explain the use of motivational incentives in drug courts, including the application of positive reinforcement and considerations related to implementation.
Describe the application of sanctions in a drug court program, including the topics of specificity, second chances, therapeutic responses, and fairness.
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