Since the beginning, humans have lived together in “communities”, relying on ”Customary Law”, that dictated acceptable norms of conduct, enforced not by any leadership of the community but rather by the whole.
From the article, “BUILDING TODAY’S COMMUNITY BASED DRUG COURTS” (2005), this observation discusses the success of the drug court in terms of its ability to emulate “traditional community”.
Governors are calling for drug courts (called reentry-drug courts), designed for the high-risk offender, to be used as a last resort, before long prison terms.
Please help edit a chart showing connections between the courts and prisoners in your state, and the potential for court-based reentry reform across the nation.
Jeffrey Tauber, a new Reentry Court Judge, offers up cautious insights on Reentry Courts and their parolee participants in “Reentry Court Myths and Realities”.
Previously deleted from the “Second Chance Act” reauthorization, Reentry Courts have been been added by amendment as a category that may be funded under the act.
“The Harlem Reentry Court Toolkit”, is an excellent document describing in detail the structure, principles, and procedures of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court.
A National Institute of Justice preliminary evaluation of eight reentry courts provides an excellent description of the participating jurisdictions’ structures
The Santa Clara County Realignment Model builds on a comprehensive collaborative court system, created by Judge Steven Manley that reaches almost 2000 offenders
San Joaquin Realignment Plan relies on Probation in supervising and rehabilitating offenders with the court directly involved when offenders commit violations
San Francisco’s Realignment Plan places almost all responsibility for the rehabilitation of felons on probation, social service agencies, and community partners
Reentry Court Solutions presents “A Summary and Descriptive Diagram of Evidence Based Sentencing Systems” linked to a 12 Part Series on Sentencing Systems.
Book by Professor Kathleen Hale,” How Information Matters” describes the National Association of Drug Court Professionals as “Champion” non-profit in its field
A “Minimalist Reentry Court”, with fewer staff, may mean savings to the court and community, as well as smaller, more successful, sustainable reentry courts.