A National Institute of Justice preliminary evaluation of eight reentry courts provides an excellent description of the participating jurisdictions’ structures
Incentives can be used by judges in correctional settings, to encourage good behavior, holding progress reports, where incentives, and rewards are presented.
Book by Professor Kathleen Hale,” How Information Matters” describes the National Association of Drug Court Professionals as “Champion” non-profit in its field
In the Dallas Reentry Court, participants are given a final opportunity to engage in treatment under the court’s jurisdiction and avoid a formal prison term
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has funded The “Justice Reinvestment Initiative” which is having an extraordinary effect on prison reform in many states
Vanderburgh Reentry Court, sends offenders to prison, under a special statute that segregates offenders in prison and returns them to the court within a year.
Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. presented the 2012 “William H. Rehnquist Award” for Judicial Excellence, to Judge John Surbeck,
The Allen County Reentry Court has been a leader in the development of the court/correction collaboration model since its inception in 2001
The Las Vegas Drug Court celebrates its 20th yearl, a savings of forty million and the expansion of the drug court model into prison reform
San Francisco Parole Reentry Court, successfully engaged parolees in a court-based community, that resulted in an 87% reduction in parolees returning to prison
Early Intervention Reentry Courts were well represented at the NADCP Conference by Akron and Dallas reentry courts, both of whom have successful court programs
“Front-End” alternatives to prison can be systemically structured to allow for a Community Corrections level , a jail level, and a short term prison level.
Over 20 years ago the first drug court began, and today a new era dawns , challenging us to provide evidence-based sentencing systems for all felons
Sentencing court systems are not new, as urban communities in particular, have used them in the past and they have proven to be both cost and time effective.
A “special sentencing team”, led by the sentencing judge, follows all offenders seamlessly through sentencing and custody, into the probation process.