The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and operated by the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University, strives to provide practitioners and professionals working in the drug court field with current resources and upcoming events.  

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BJA has released the FY 2017 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program solicitation. This program provides “resources to state, local, and tribal governments and state, local, and tribal courts to enhance drug court programs and systems for nonviolent, criminally involved persons with substance-use disorders, including those related to opioid substance-use disorders.” The deadline to apply for this grant is February 28, 2017 . For more information, please see the full solicitation .

In order to assist jurisdictions with this solicitation, the Resource Center has compiled a number of resources which can be found on the Grant Solicitation Resources page on the Resource Center website.

New National Drug Court Resource Center In Development

Since being awarded the National Drug Court Resource, Policy and Evidence-Based Practice Center grant by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, staff at JPO have been working closely with web developers to create a new, cutting-edge Resource Center website with an estimated launch in Spring 2017.  The new website will feature a myriad of drug court resources including recent evidence-based findings, publications, archived and upcoming webinars, an event calendar, a searchable online drug court map, and links to training and technical assistance opportunities.  The Resource Center will serve as a “one stop shop” to continually update the field on the latest research and will produce publications and multi-media approaches to disseminate and promote uptake of evidence-based practices within the drug court field.  

In the meantime, however, updates on events such as webinars, training, conferences, and new resources will be available through this monthly newsletter and on the current version of the National Drug Court Resource Center. To subscribe to the monthly National Drug Court Resource Center Newsletter, please enter your information here.  

Annual Drug Court Survey

This month JPO will begin conducting the Annual Drug Court Survey. We will be surveying state coordinators and a large sample of drug court programs throughout the country to learn more about the populations drug courts are serving, the services that are being provided to participants of drug court programs, and the current state of drug court operations, policies, and practices. This survey was previously conducted by the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) under the name Painting the Current Picture.

We Want to Hear From You!

We are looking for treatment courts that have worked to involve participants' families to use in a podcast series we will be producing this year. Please email ndcrc@american.edu with a description of the program component that includes the family members of your participants and any success stories related to this unique part of your treatment court.