Jeffrey Tauber is currently the Director/Editor 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. He is a pioneer in the development of court-based rehabilitation systems, spearheading 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. He currently advises the NADCP Board of Directors as an “NADCP Senior Judicial Fellow”.
Judge Tauber has recently completed a reentry court demonstration project, as presiding judge of the San Francisco Parole Reentry Court, sponsored by the California Administrative Office of the Courts and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In 1999, he co-authored the seminal works “Reentry Drug Courts” and “Development and Implementation of Drug Court Systems” for the National Drug Court Institute, the first descriptive analysis and reference publications devoted to Reentry Court Systems. He continues to consult with he U.S. Department of Justice on evidence-based sentencing and reentry issues.
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 the first Drug Court Manual published, “Drug Courts: A Judicial Manual”, (California Center for Judicial Education and Research, 1994) and “Rational Drug Policy Reform: A Resource Guide.” (CSPC 2001). More recently he has collaborated in writing “The Drug Court Judicial Benchbook” (Alexandria VA: National Drug Court Institute, 2009), and “A Proposal for a National Reentry Court Initiative: Four Policy Papers.” (Alexandria VA: National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 2009).
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.