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Drug courts

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs – 2012

A fact sheet that describes the various kinds of drug court programs. Explains what drug courts are and what they do. Describes both adult drug courts and juvenile drug courts. Also explains the function of family drug courts, noting that they emphasize treatment for substance-abusing parents who are involved with the child welfare system because of allegations of substance abuse-related child abuse or neglect. Also notes other types of drug courts, such as those for tribal members and veterans. Presents facts and figures on drug court programs in the U.S. Describes how various federal agencies are involved in the drug court movement. Such agencies include the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the National Institute of Justice. Includes resources for further information.