Drug Court Expansion Program
Drug and DWI courts are judicially supervised criminal courts that require participants to be assessed and treated for alcohol and/or drug misuse issues. The courts, which emphasize rehabilitation, supervision, monitoring, and accountability, have been studied by many different entities. Time and again, the better administered courts have been shown to reduce recidivism and save tax dollars.
In 2008, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the unquestioned leader in the field, published “A Drug Court Within Reach of Every American in Need.” In addition to providing a compelling argument for increasing the number of drug courts nationally, the document provides an excellent description of the program.