Fact Sheet: Alternative Tracks in Adult Drug Courts

Matching Your Programs to the Needs of Your Clients

It may not always be possible or desirable for a treatment court to target high-risk and high-need participants exclusively. To gain the buy-in of local prosecutors, the public, or other stakeholders, it may be necessary for some programs to begin by treating individuals with less serious offenses and to expand the admissions criteria after they have proven their safety and efficacy. This publication provides the tools for matching your program’s structure to the needs of all your participants.


Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Consultant, All Rise

Date: 2012