National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1994 by pioneers from the first twelve Drug Courts in the nation.
This extraordinary group of innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical professionals created a common-sense approach to improving the justice system by using a combination of judicial monitoring and effective treatment to compel drug-using offenders to change their lives.
From those visionaries came the Drug Court movement and ultimately the broader “problem-solving court” principles taught in law schools and utilized in everyday court practice throughout numerous municipal, state and federal court systems nationwide. Today with 3,057 Drug Courts in operation in all 50 states and U.S. territories, NADCP has forever changed the face of the justice system.
Council of State Drug Court Associations (CSDCA) of the NADCP
The Council of State Drug Court Association (CSDCA) was formed in 1997 by NADCP to bring together state Drug Court Associations to assist in the development of the national agenda for the Drug Court movement. Since that time, the CSDCA has become the advocacy voice for Drug Court professionals. With over 30 states having their own association and serving on the CSDCA, the CSDCA plays in integral role at both the state and federal level in ensuring that:
Elected officials are educated on the success of the Drug Courts in their community;
Legislation is enacted to ensure the continued growth and advancement of Drug Courts; and
Funding is appropriated that supports the Drug Court movement.
National Drug Court Institute (NDCI)
The National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) was formed in 1997 in response to a great need for standardized, evidence-based training and technical assistance as a result of the rapid expansion of problem-solving courts across the US. As a division of the 501(c)3 non-profit The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), we have continually evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of treatment court professionals and have emerged as the definitive authority on the latest research, best practices, and cutting-edge innovations to treat offenders facing substance use and mental health disorders. With endorsement and funding from a variety of federal agencies—including the US Department of Justice, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—NDCI has successfully trained more than 200,000 adult, family, juvenile, and tribal drug court professionals in all 50 states, Washington DC, and three of four US territories.
National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC)
DWI courts are specialized, comprehensive court programs that provide individual treatment, supervision, and accountability for repeat DWI offenders. These specialty courts follow the well-established drug court model and are based on the premise that impaired driving can be prevented if the underlying causes, such as substance addiction and mental health issues, are identified and addressed.A large body of research supports the effectiveness of DWI courts to lead participants out of the justice system and into long-term sobriety. Simply put, DWI court saves lives and resources.
A Michigan study found that participants were 19 times less likely to be re-arrested for another impaired-driving offense than offenders processed through a traditional court. DWI courts were also determined to be cost-effective and efficient.
And a Georgia evaluation found that DWI court participants had a recidivism rate of 15% compared to a recidivism rate of 35% among DWI offenders who were processed through traditional courts.
National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC)
Treatment Courts (also sometimes referred to as problem solving courts or specialty courts) are specialized programs to help justice-involved individuals receive treatment for substance use and other mental health disorders, and they have proliferated across the country over the past three decades. The most common of these treatment courts is the adult drug court. The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center (NDCRC) is the go-to place for drug court practitioners to access a wide variety of resources to make their programs as effective as possible. Housed at the Justice Programs Office at American University, the NDCRC has collected sample forms, research, a map of drug and other treatment courts across the country, and other resources that these practitioners can use to help their participants receive the treatment they need to get their lives back on track.
Drug courts require the extraordinary collaboration between innovative judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clinical treatment professionals taking a public health approach to substance use and crime. Drug courts are the foundation of criminal justice reform, improving the justice system from the inside out by using a combination of judicial oversight and evidence-based treatment to help people change and improve their lives. This web site is funded in part, through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).
Justice For Vets
Justice For Vets is dedicated to transforming the way the justice system identifies, assesses and treats our veterans, leading the national effort to put a veterans treatment court in reach of every veteran in need. We are committed to ensuring that no veteran is left behind by providing training and technical assistance to help communities bring together local, state, and federal resources to directly serve veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders, trauma, and substance use. In doing so, we keep veterans out of jail and prison—preventing the loss of one of our nation’s greatest assets to our families and communities—and connect them with the benefits and treatment they have earned, all while saving tax dollars for the American public.
Justice For Vets has helped establish over 200 veterans treatment courts and trained over 3,000 court staff. In addition, Justice For Vets has conducted 16 volunteer veteran mentor boot camp training, serving 1,000 veteran mentors representing 125 communities across 30 states.
Established in 2010, Justice For Vets is a division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Guides
MATx Mobile App to Support Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a unique mobile application that will provide health care practitioners evidenced-based care for opioid use disorders.
To learn more about this application visit this website: https://store.samhsa.gov/apps/mat/