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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

Impact of Community Treatment and Neighborhood Disadvantage on Recidivism in Mental Health Courts, NIJ-Sponsored, December 2016

Census of Problem-Solving Courts, 2012, BJS, September 2016

Environmental Scan of Developmentally Appropriate Criminal Justice Responses to Justice-Involved Young Adults, NIJ, June 2016

Drug Courts, NIJ,OJJDP,BJA, May 2016

National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures - Formal Training Report, Five Site Report, OJJDP-Sponsored, November 2015

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Where can I find resources on teen/youth court diversion programs?
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