Services NCSC provides to problem-solving courts

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The NCSC problem-solving court experts include practitioners and researchers with experience in all problem-solving court models.

Services we provide

Performance measurement for PSCs

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The NCSC problem-solving court experts include practitioners and researchers with experience in all problem-solving court models including Adult Drug Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Mental Health Courts, Veterans Courts, Re-Entry Courts, Family Drug Courts and Community Courts.  The types of services we regularly provide include:

  • Conducting process, outcome, impact and cost-benefit analysis of problem-solving courts and other diversion and intervention programs;
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of performance measures and standards;
  • Conducting community resource mapping and needs assessments;
  • Developing data collection tools and assisting with the development of databases to track program data;
  • Addressing common policy issues such as information sharing and complying with federal confidentiality laws;
  • Assessing problem-solving court collaboration and conducting team development and training to address common team challenges;
  • Facilitating strategic planning and organizational needs assessments;
  • Conducting training on Best Practices relevant to problem-solving courts such as targeting the right defendants, case planning and sanctions and incentives;
  • Providing technical assistance to address state- or locality-specific issues;
  • Implementing state oversight structures and establishing state funding models;
  • Addressing emerging issues including the impact of the Affordable Care Act on problem-solving courts or addressing the needs of specialized populations.