Building a Multi-Track Treatment Court

Applications are now open for this virtual workshop!

This two-day, virtual workshop provides the building blocks for adding tracks in your treatment court to serve all risk and need populations.


Research has proven that assessing for risk and need level is critical for placement into an appropriate program or level of treatment and supervision and that placing people in appropriate tracks to address their individuals’ risks and needs results in reduced recidivism and other positive outcomes. This interactive workshop will introduce you to the research behind the multi-track treatment court model and focus on selecting and using risk tools to appropriately screen and assess for criminogenic risks/needs so that practitioners have the information they need to coordinate placement in different programmatic interventions.

This workshop is designed to give adult treatment courts the tools necessary to build a program to meet the needs of individuals across the risk-and-need spectrum. Participants will learn how to build new tracks in existing treatment courts effective for those outside the high-risk/high-need population.

Conducted by seasoned treatment court practitioners, this workshop is the foundation for implementing the proven best practices that improve outcomes among all risk and need populations. This live, virtual workshop is presented over two days and requires a participation commitment from all of the key team members, including the judge, court coordinator, prosecutor, defense attorney, treatment, community supervision, and law enforcement.

The 2024 multi-track workshop is designed for adult treatment courts with at least two years’ operating experience and is conducted at no cost to your jurisdiction.

Before You Apply

What you need to apply:

  • Commitment from the full treatment court team to attend both days of the workshop (at minimum: judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, court coordinator, community supervision, substance use treatment provider, and law enforcement)
  • Each team member must have access to a laptop or desktop computer with internet access to fully participate
  • A fully operational treatment court for at least two years
  • One point of contact for all coordination
  • Availability to have a pre-workshop call and follow-up coaching

What’s covered:

  • Learn key research behind the multi-track model
  • Learn evidence-based risk and need assessment tools to serve your population
  • Discuss phases for all risk and need types
  • And more!

The multi-track workshop is for adult treatment courts that:

  • Are experienced programs with two years or more of operational experience
  • Have a committed core team willing to participate
  • Are ready to review clinical and risk assessment tools

What happens at the workshop?

  • Two-day, team-based virtual workshop
  • Highly interactive plenary and breakout sessions
  • Facilitated discussion about risk and need tools, clinical assessment tools, research, program operations, and outcomes
  • Opportunities to review clinical and risk assessment tools
  • Development of time-task plans for implementation

Available Dates

  • May 7-8, 2024 (Central) – full
  • September 18-19, 2024 (Eastern) – 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.

Submit Application

Training dates have been filled, and this training is now closed.

Contact Us

Vanessa Matthews
Director, Treatment Court Institute