Ten Key Components of Drug Court Services

ONE:  Drug Courts integrate alcohol and
other drug treatment services with
justice system case processing.

TWO:  Using a non-adversarial approach,
prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety
while protecting participants' due process rights.

THREE:  Eligible participants are identified
early and promptly placed into the drug court program.

FOUR:  Drug Courts provide access to a
continuum of alcohol, drug and other related treatment
and rehabilitation services.

FIVE:  Abstinence is monitored by
frequent alcohol and other drug testing.

SIX:  A coordinated strategy governs drug
court responses to participants' compliance.

SEVEN:  Ongoing judicial interaction with
drug court participant is essential.

EIGHT:  Monitoring and evaluation measure
the achievement of program goals and gauge

NINE:  Continuing interdisciplinary
education promotes effective drug court planning,
implementation and operations.

TEN:  Forging partnerships among drug
courts, public agencies and community-based
organizations generates local support and enhances drug
court program effectiveness.
Ten Key Components of Mental Health Services

ONE:  A broad base group of stakeholders
representing the criminal justice, mental health, substance
abuse treatment and other related systems guides the
administration of the Court.

TWO:  Eligibility criteria address public safety
and considers a community's treatment capacity.

THREE:  Participants are identified, referred, and
accepted into mental health courts, and then linked to
community-based service providers as quickly as possible.

FOUR:  Terms of participation are clear, promote
public safety, facilitate the defendant's engagement in treatment
and provide for positive legal outcome for positive
legal outcomes for those individuals
who successfully complete the program.

FIVE:  Defendants fully understand the program
requirements before agreeing to participate in a mental health

SIX:  Mental Health Courts connect participants
to comprehensive and individualized treatment supports and
services in the community.

SEVEN:  Health and legal information should be
shared in a way that protects individual rights as mental health
consumers and their rights as defendants.

EIGHT:  A team of criminal justice and mental
health staff and treatment providers receives special, ongoing

NINE:  Criminal justice and mental health staff
monitor participants' adherence to court conditions, offer
individualized incentives and sanctions to promote the
participants' recovery.

TEN:  Data are collected and analyzed to
demonstrate the impact of the mental health court