Adult Drug Court Foundational Workshop

This workshop is for planned, new, and existing adult drug court programs.


This interactive workshop provides the building blocks for successful adult drug courts and is designed for programs still in the planning stages, as well as those operating without formal training and/or with significant staff turnover. The program is offered at no cost to your jurisdiction.

Accepted programs participate in a six-month facilitated process that includes both online and in-person workshops, as well as follow-up consultation from expert staff. At the end of the foundational workshop, programs will have developed or improved program structures, policy and procedure manuals, and team dynamics built from the latest evidence-based best practices.

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • A planning committee constituting a full treatment court team (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, law enforcement, evaluator/researcher)
  • Commitment by the full team to participate in every step, including completion of pre-workshop online modules and homework, plus attending the full, live workshop
  • One point of contact for all coordination

What’s covered:

  • Pre-workshop consultation
  • Discipline-specific training
  • Selecting the right participants
  • Designing your program from arrest to graduation
  • Overview of substance use disorder and its treatment
  • Team building and dynamics
  • And more!

Available Dates

2024 foundational trainings are now full.


There is no cost to your jurisdiction for this training. This program is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.


2024 foundational trainings are now full.

Contact Us

Daryl Jackson
Project Director, Treatment Court Institute