Key Components of Drug Courts

Ten Key Components of Drug Courts

Key Component One
Drug Courts integrate alcohol and other drug treatment services with justice system case processing.
Key Component Two
Using a non-adversarial approach, prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights.
Key Component Three
Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed in the drug court program.
Key Component Four
Drug Courts provide access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, and other related treatment rehabilitation services.
Key Component Five
Abstinence is monitored be frequent alcohol and other drug testing.
Key Component Six
A coordinated strategy governs drug court responses.
Key Component Seven
Ongoing judicial interaction with each drug court participant is essential.
Key Component Eight
Monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness
Key Component Nine
Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective drug court planning, implementation and operations.
Key Component Ten
Forging partnerships among drug courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations generates local support and enhances drug court program effectiveness.
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