Fact Sheet: Targeting the Right Participants for Adult Drug Court

Adult drug courts are not designed to treat all justice-involved adults who use drugs. They were created to fill a specific service gap for individuals with substance use disorders not responding to existing correctional programs—the ones who were not adhering to standard probation conditions, being rearrested for new offenses soon after release from custody, and repeatedly returning to court on new charges or technical violations. This publication looks at the target population for adult drug court programs.


Douglas B. Marlowe, J.D., Ph.D.
Chief of Science, Law & Policy, All Rise

Date: 2010