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

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
November 13, 2017

ABSTRACT: Adults with psychopathy have a high propensity for substance abuse, generally starting from a young age.

Juvenile Specialty Court
May 17, 2017

Webinar Presentation

Drug Court
April 01, 2016

There is an emerging consensus in the juvenile justice field that punitive sanctions alone do not have a significant effect on reducing juvenile reoffending (Gatti et al., 2009). In fact, research has found that with some youths, any exposure to the juvenile justice system (e.g.

Juvenile Specialty Court
December 01, 2015

ABSTRACT: This article reports on the implementation, evaluation, and policy implications of MISSION-Criminal Justice (CJ), an innovative intervention used to treat justice-involved veterans with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders (CODs).

Veterans’ Treatment Court
April 20, 2015

This paper was written specifically for judges and court personnel to describe the benefits and costs of using risk assessment to aid disposition decisions and case planning

Juvenile Specialty Court
August 30, 2014

This describes results of a study of probation officers from six departments regarding the use of structured professional judgment versus actuarial risk assessment.

Juvenile Specialty Court
December 01, 2012

A growing number of juvenile justice experts are suggesting that an effective approach to reducing recidivism is to evaluate a youth’s risk of reoffending, then match services to his or her specific risk factors.

Juvenile Specialty Court
November 06, 2012

The primary purpose of this guide is to provide a structure for jurisdictions, juvenile probation or centralized statewide agencies striving to implement risk assessment or to improve their current risk assessment practices.

Juvenile Specialty Court