Research

Publications

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

Drifting Between Worlds: Delinquency and Positive Engagement among Red Hook Youth

By Rachel Swaner and Elise White

This study sought to understand how teenagers in a low-income and geographically isolated area of Brooklyn think about and engage in delinquent behavior using individual interview, focus group, and survey data.

Video

Drucker Award

Drucker Award

An 11 minute video about the Center for Court Innovation created in honor of the 2009 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation.

Links

Drug Court Research-to-Practice Project

The purpose of the Drug Court Research-to-Practice (R2P) project is to promote the timely dissemination of the most relevant information derived from the growing body of drug court research to practitioners and policy-makers.

http://research2practice.org/index.html

Links

Drug Court Tech

The Drug Court Technology Resource Center is an online forum offering tools and information for drug court practitioners who are creating computer applications for their courts. It sponsors two related web sites: Drug Court Technology, which provides technical staff and planners with an overview of how technology can improve drug courts, and Drug Court MIS, which provides technical staff with detailed project planning tools and sample documents. Both sites are accessible from the Center home page.

http://www.drugcourttech.org/

Links

Drug Court Technology Resource Center

The Drug Court Technology Resource Center is an online forum offering tools and information for drug court practitioners who are creating computer applications for their courts. The Resource Center sponsors two related web sites: Drug Court Technology, which provides technical staff and planners with an overview of how technology can improve drug courts, and Drug Court MIS, which provides technical staff with detailed project planning tools and sample documents. Both sites are accessible from the Center home page.

http://www.drugcourttech.org/

Publications

Drug Courts an Effective Treatment Alternative

By Amanda Cissner, Dana Kralstein and Michael Rempel

An overview of the findings from, "The New York State Adult Drug Court Evaluation: Policies, Participants and Impacts." A study, conducted by the Center for Court Innovation and the New York State Office of Court Administration, that found consistent recidivism impacts across a large number of drug court sites. Published in Criminal Justice 19, No. 2, Summer 2004 © 2004 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced by permission.

Articles

Drug Courts and Community Reintegration

What remains for drug courts is to determine how to make a difference in the next chapter of participants’ lives: the return to independent community living after graduation from drug court. After all, the ultimate test for drug courts is not whether their clients graduate, but whether they are able to live drug-free and become law-abiding members of society.

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Audio

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future

West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, talks about his group's new web site, why the nation's 2,300-plus drug courts reach only 10 percent of the people they're designed to help, and what's next on the horizon for the drug court movement.

Interviews

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future (Podcast)

Drug Courts: Past, Present, Future (Podcast)

West Huddleston, CEO of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, talks about his group's new web site, why the nation's 2,300-plus drug courts reach only 10 percent of the people they're designed to help, and what's next on the horizon for the drug court movement.

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Books

Drug Courts: Personal Stories

Drug Courts: Personal Stories

Edited by Robert Wolf and Greg Berman

A publication of the Center for Court Innovation and the New York State Unified Court System, Drug Courts: Personal Stories shares the accounts of the men and women who have turned their lives around by participating in New York’s drug courts—and the judges and case managers who help make this change happen.

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Video

Drug Courts: Personal Stories

Drug Courts: Personal Stories

This short video is a companion to Drug Courts: Personal Stories, a book that features drug court graduates who, after many years of personal struggle and involvement in the criminal justice system, finally pulled their lives together.

Publications

Drug Courts: Personal Stories Toolkit

The Drug Courts: Personal Stories Toolkit is a short curriculum to help schools educate youth about the important work of drug courts and to promote understanding of the justice system.

Publications

Drug Treatment, Managed Care and the Courts: From Conflict to Collaboration

Drug Treatment, Managed Care and the Courts: From Conflict to Collaboration

By Robert V. Wolf

A guide for drug court practitioners interested in building collaborative relationships with managed care organizations.

Articles

Drug-Free Zones in Portland

Community prosecutors in Portland have spent a significant amount of their energy addressing problems related to drugs. Because jails were overcrowded, dealers were often released on their own recognizance and were back at the same location, peddling their wares within hours. This reality proved frustrating to police, local stakeholders and prosecutors.

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Publications

Drugs, Courts and Neighborhoods: Community Reintegration and the Brooklyn Treatment Court

By David C. Anderson and Greg Berman

A description of the lessons learned by the Brooklyn Treatment Court about re-integrating recovered addicts into the community.

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