Article Drug Court (2)

Bureau Of Justice Assistance

The Howard Superior Court 1 Adult drug court Program is committed to providing non-violent drug offenders access to intense treatment services in order to break the cycle of drug addiction and crime. The first drug court, in Miami-Dade County, was designed by Chief Judge Gerald Wetherington, Judge Herbert Klein, then State Attorney Janet Reno , and public defender Bennett Brummer for nonviolent offenders to receive treatment This model of court system quickly became a popular method for dealing with an ever increasing number of drug offenders.

NDCI is funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the U.S. Department of Justice , and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation NDCI provides comprehensive drug court training series for practitioners, and disseminates important research, evaluations, and relevant commentary.

For evaluation of juvenile drug court studies, four primary methods were used to locate studies: (1) bibliographies of systematic and narrative reviews in various topic areas were consulted; (2) citations from the individual studies were examined; (3) independent searches of research databases were conducted; and (4) authors of primary research were contacted.

Realization of these goals requires a team approach, including cooperation and collaboration of the judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, probation authorities, other corrections personnel, law enforcement, pretrial services agencies, TASC programs, evaluators, an array of local service providers, and the greater community” - The National Drug Court Model.

The Fourth Judicial District Court and Hennepin County implemented Veterans Court in July 2010 with the mission of promoting public safety by assisting and supporting veterans and their families through a coordinated response, through collaboration with the veterans' service delivery system, community based services, and the criminal justice system.