Presenters: Douglas Marlowe, JD, PhD and Nancy K. Young, PhD
One of the most important decisions faced by each Family Drug Court is determining its target population and what resources are needed to serve them. What criteria should drive these decisions? A significant amount of research in the adult criminal drug court setting has addressed eligibility criteria and which populations these programs can serve most effectively – namely high-risk, high- need offenders. This workshop presentation will explore the “high-risk, high-need” principle and how this applies to FDCs. A working definition of these concepts will be offered along with implications on key FDC processes, including screening and assessment, staff training, and partnerships needed to provide the scope of services needed to match services to needs. This workshop will include a discussion with participants.
Below are some resources which were either mentioned during the presentation or were used in the development of its content:
Targeting the Right Participants for Adult Drug Courts – (Marlowe, 2012)
Alternative Tracks in Adult Drug Courts: Matching Your Program to the Needs of Your Clients (Marlowe, 2012)
Family Treatment Drug Court Evaluation: Final Report. Worcel, S. D., Green, B. L., Furrer, C. J., Burrus, S. W. M., Finigan, M. W. NPC Research: Portland, OR. (March 2007) – Executive Sumary or Key Outcome Findings