Federal reentry Courts are spouting up across the nation at a pace unmatched by state courts. There were just 4 federal reentry courts in 2004, while today 36 federal districts (approximtely one third of the total number) have reentry courts in operation or being planned. Part of the reason for the extraordinary growth in federal reentry courts is both the success of the drug court model in the fifty states and the difficulty of federal courts to establish pre-incarceration drug courts models (to my knowledge there is one existing federal drug court)
As the federal judiciary has built its federal reentry courts by modeling state drug courts, the states need to look to the federal reentry court for guidance as we develop state reentry courts.
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