Court-based programs and strategies


Family Treatment Courts: First-Ever National Best Practice Standards Just Released (11/2019, NJOTF) Provides descriptions and provisions of the eight best practice standards released in October 2019.


New Federal Funding Source for Court-Appointed Counsel in Child Protection Cases (6/2019, NJOTF) Discusses how the new policy for Title IV-E funds promotes quality legal representation for parents and children in child welfare dependency cases.


The Fundamentals of Screening and Assessment in the Justice System (3/2019, NJOTF): Describes the purpose of substance use disorder screening and assessment, available tools, and examples of courts that successfully use screening and assessment in their justice systems.


Creating a Local or Regional Judicial Opioid Task Force (3/2019, NJOTF): Provides an outline for starting a regional or local judicial opioid task force.



Sample Court Transfer Agreement - State and Federal Courts (2/2019, NJOTF): Document designed and recommended for use in jurisdictions where state court judges – especially those who preside over adult drug court programs – operate in proximity to the location of a federal district court.

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center (4/2019, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-SAMHSA)

OpioidSolutionsRVA launch and website (2/2019, Central Virginia Region) Strategic opioid awareness communications campaign for the Richmond, VA region. 

Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What’s Working in the United States - An Introduction for Public Heath, Law Enforcement, Local Organizations, and Others Striving to Serve Their Community (2018, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC)

Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy Latest Tool In Opioid Fight (10/2018, Tennessee State Courts)

Drug Courts (5/2018, U.S. Department of Justice)

What is NIATx? (CHESS/NIATx, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

United States Attorneys’ Bulletin Vol. 64, No. 5: Addressing the Heroin and Opioid Crisis (9/2016, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys)

Screening and Assessment of Co-occurring Disorders in the Justice System (2/2016, SAMHSA)

Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (1/2015, Bureau of Justice Assistance-BJA)

Adult Drug Courts and Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (9/2014, SAMHSA)

Practice Profile: Incarceration-based Therapeutic Communities for Adults (National Institute of Justice, Crime Solutions)

TTAC Website (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center)

Rhode Island Found a Way to Cut Post-Prison Overdose Deaths in Half (2/2018, Council of State Governments Justice Center)

The Buffalo Opioid Intervention Court Program Webcast Recording (State of New York Unified Court System)

The Ohio Pre-Criminal Intervention Program - OARRS Webcast Recording (State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy)

Program Profile: Delaware KEY/Crest Substance Abuse Programs (6/2011, National Institute of Justice)

Program Profile: Amity In-Prison Therapeutic Community (6/2011, National Institute of Justice)

Effective Judging for Busy Judges (2006, The National Judicial College and BJA)

National Quality Improvement Center on Collaborative Community Court Teams (Children and Family Futures)