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Specialized & Problem Solving Courts Programs at a Glance
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Specialized & Problem Solving Courts

Problem solving courts, such as drug courts, differ from traditional courts in that they are specially designed court calendars or dockets dedicated to addressing one type of offense or offender. These court-based interventions may focus on substance abuse, mental health, and other criminogenic issues. Typically, the judge plays a key supervisory role, and other criminal justice components (such as probation) and social services agencies (such as substance abuse treatment) collaborate on case management.

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OJP Publications

National Institute of Justice's Evaluation of Second Chance Act Adult Reentry Courts: Staff and Client Perspectives on Reentry Courts from Year 2, NIJ-Sponsored, August 2014
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Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Guide for Drug Courts and Other Criminal Justice Programs, NIJ, June 2014
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Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, May 2014
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Organizational Efficiency and Early Disposition Programs in Federal Courts, Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2013
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Organizational Efficiency and Early Disposition Programs in Federal Courts, Executive Summary, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2013
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Where can I find resources on teen/youth court diversion programs?
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