Adult Drug Court Operational Tune-Up – Apply Today

Advanced workshop to improve outcomes in established adult drug courts


This interactive workshop is designed for established adult drug court programs seeking to fine-tune their program to ensure it meets the latest evidence-based best practice standards. Available in person or virtually, tune-up workshops will improve outcomes in your program by expanding your team’s knowledge and skills. Programs must have been in operation for at least two years to be considered.

This two-day workshop is facilitated by seasoned experts with years of adult drug court experience. Participating teams will review the critical foundational practices of successful programs, gain advanced knowledge leading to higher success rates, and learn about innovative treatment practices.

Through this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the latest best practices and how they should be applied
  • Revise policies and practices relating to incentives and sanctions, target population, and treatment
  • Receive updates on pertinent case law

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • Submission of your policy and procedure manual and participant handbook
  • A letter of support from your state treatment court coordinator
  • Commitment to participate from the full treatment court team (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, and law enforcement).
  • One point of contact for all coordination
  • For in-person workshops: Participation from at least three teams in the application

What’s covered:

  • Pre-workshop assessment and orientation
  • The latest in incentives, sanctions, and service adjustments
  • Team communication improvement strategies
  • Legal updates
  • Facilitated action planning
  • And more!

Available Dates

All 2024 workshops and the waitlist are now full.


There is no cost to your jurisdiction for this workshop. This program is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance within the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. If applicable, jurisdictions are responsible for their own travel costs.

Submit Application

All 2024 workshops and the waitlist are now full.

Contact Us

Connie Payne
Project director, Treatment Court Institute