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Research and Publications by Faculty and affiliates of the Center of Excellence relevant to Specialty Courts.

September 30, 2018

Juvenile probation offices that implemented risk-needs assessment instruments and the risk-needresponsivity approach reduced formal supervision and recidivism; however, mental health services were used more often than risk-reduction services and had little influence on recidivism.

Juvenile Specialty Court
July 25, 2018

Handout covers examples of appropriate services/programs

Drug Court, Juvenile Specialty Court
June 15, 2018


Mental Health Court
June 07, 2018


Drug Court
May 10, 2018


Drug Court
May 05, 2018

ABSTRACT: Evidence-based treatment for co-occurring disorders is needed within programs that serve homeless Veterans to assist with increasing engagement in care and to prevent future housing loss.

Veterans’ Treatment Court
March 07, 2018

ABSTRACT: Little research has focused on systematically integrating clinical treatment within existing drug court procedures. This could be particularly useful for clients with substance use disorders, who comprise those on court dockets and often have co-existing mental health issues.

Drug Court
March 01, 2018

ABSTRACT: Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral intervention aimed at reducing risk for criminal recidivism by restructuring antisocial attitudes and cognitions (i.e., “criminogenic thinking”).

Veterans’ Treatment Court