REENTRY COURT SOLUTIONS (RCS) is designed to provide critical information, resources, and assistance to those interested in developing effective Reentry Courts or Court-Based Reentry Systems. We will share our knowledge, experience, and expertise with those who wish to learn, and learn and disseminate information from those who wish to share what they know.
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Reentry Courts are special Problem-Solving or Collaborative Courts, that provide a seamless transition for offenders leaving our nations jails and prisons and reentering the community, providing the necessary rehabilitation and treatment services, as well as the supervision and monitoring required to make that transition successful.
Jeffrey Tauber, a pioneer in the development of court-based rehabilitation systems, spearheaded the development and growth of Drug Courts and other Problem-Solving courts across the United States. He was the founding President of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP,1994-2001). In 2008 he was elected President Emeritus of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Jeffrey Tauber has just finished presiding over the San Francisco Superior Court’s Parole Reentry Court, a (15) fifteen month reentry court demonstration project, sponsored by the California Administrative Office of the Courts and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He is currently the Director of Reentry Court Solutions (RCS), an educational initiative that provides a national information website (reentrycourtsolutions.com), as well as technical assistance, training, and advisory services to the field. In 1999, he co-authored the seminal work “Reentry Drug Courts” for the National Drug Court Institute, the first descriptive analysis and reference publication devoted to Reentry Courts. In 1998, in collaboration with the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, Jeffrey Tauber founded the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), becoming its first Executive Director. He directed NDCI’s educational and informational programs as well as NADCP’s Mentor Court System, which provided regionally focused, practitioner-based technical assistance and training to thousands of criminal justice and rehabilitation practitioners. In 2001 Jeffrey Tauber became the Executive Director of the Center For Problem Solving Courts (CSPC). CPSC served as a resource center for existing and planned problem-solving courts (courts based on the drug court model) throughout the nation. (2001-2002). He has written extensively on court-ordered rehabilitation systems and drug policy, including “Drug Courts: A Judicial Manual”, (California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1994) and “Rational Drug Policy Reform: A Resource Guide.” (CSPC 2001). In June of 1999, the newly founded International Association of Drug Court Professionals (IADCP) elected him their first chairperson. In that capacity, he presented before the United Nations, the Organization of American States, the Caribbean Conference of Magistrates and other International organizations. He has consulted and been an advisor to over a dozen nations. As a judge in Oakland, California, Jeffrey Tauber initiated and presided over the design and implementation of the Oakland Drug Court Program, one of the first in the nation (1990), and was the first President of the California Association of Drug Court Professionals (CADCP). While on the bench, (1985-97) Oakland’s Drug Court received the Public Employees’ Roundtable Award for “Outstanding County-Run Public Service Program in the Nation” and the California Administration Office of the Courts’ “Ralph Kelps Award for Court Innovations”. Judge Tauber (ret.) was a member of the California Judiciary from 1985-1997. He is a graduate of the City University of New York and Boston University Law School.
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