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Treatment Courts

Ten Key Components of Drug Courts

For further information on the components and evaluation measures, please see the National Association of Drug Court Professionals website or Criminal Justice Commission of Oregon.

  1. Drug courts integrate alcohol and other drug treatment services with justice system case processing.
  2. Using a non-adversarial approach, prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights.
  3. Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed in the drug court program.
  4. Drug courts provide access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, and other related treatment and rehabilitation services.
  5. Abstinence is monitored by frequent alcohol and other drug testing.
  6. A coordinated strategy governs drug court responses to participants' compliance.
  7. Monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness.
  8. Ongoing judicial interaction with each drug court participant is essential.
  9. Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective drug court planning, implementation, and operations.
  10. Forging partnerships among drug courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations generates local support and enhances drug court program effectiveness.

More information on treatment courts in Oregon and across the nation can be found through these links:

 

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