Tracking problem-solving issues across the country
Welcome to the Problem-Solving Courts Community. Here you can find a wealth of resources for the numerous and various problem-solving courts located throughout the nation. See our General Information Resource Guide on problem-solving courts for an overview.
What's in this guide?
Problem-solving courts are specialized dockets within the criminal justice system that seek to address the underlying problem(s) contributing to certain criminal offenses. Generally, a problem-solving court involves a close collaboration between a judge(s) and a community service team to develop a case plan and closely monitor a defendant’s compliance, imposing proper sanctions when necessary, see our General Information Resource Guide. While the most widely recognized problem-solving court is the drug court, there are a multitude of other various problem-solving courts located in every state and territory.