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Special Feature: Treatment Courts

NCJ Number
308999
Date Published
2020
Annotation

This publication by the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs provides an overview on treatment courts.

Abstract

This brief on treatment courts by the US Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs provides an overview of the courts, information about types of treatment courts, benefits of treatment courts, how OJP supports treatment courts, and funding for treatment court programs. Treatment court programs are specialized court docket programs that allow individuals to enter long-term drug treatment and agree to court supervision rather than receive a jail sentence. Treatment court participants who complete the program can have their underlying criminal offenses dismissed or expunged. However, if a participant fails to complete the program, their case is processed through the traditional justice system.

Date Published: January 1, 2020

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