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

December 12, 2018

This bulletin describes Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-supported research findings on factors that promote effective implementation of risk and needs assessment instruments in the juvenile justice system.

Juvenile Specialty Court
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