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

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
November 13, 2017

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

Juvenile Specialty 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