The Best Practices Self-Assessment Tool
Take the BeST Assessment and improve your program.
The BeST Assessment is an automated online assessment tool developed by NPC Research. It asks adult treatment court teams for basic, objective information about procedures and practices in their adult treatment court program and translates this information into measures of the court’s fidelity to research-based best practices.
The BeST Assessment was developed based on in-depth qualitative data collected in prior research of more than 100 adult drug courts (e.g., Perkins, Carey & Cox, 2008; Carey, Waller, Sanders & Burrus, 2010; Ho, Carey & Malsch, 2018).
The Best Assessment is only open to adult treatment court types.
How it Works
- When a treatment court team completes the online assessment, NPC creates a report detailing the court’s adherence to a variety of best practices.
- The assessment and report help the treatment court team and stakeholders understand how well their program is implementing the research-based Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards as well as the original 10 Key Components of Drug Courts.
- Results from the tool assist in identifying training and technical assistance needs.
The following video will help familiarize you with the BeST Assessment: