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Painting the Picture: A National Report Card on Drug Courts and Other Problem Solving Court Programs in the United States, Volume 1, Number 1

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This report represents data, results, and outcomes compiled from numerous sources providing the current state of drug court research as well as results from the National Survey on Problem Solving Courts. It seeks to present information regarding the impact of drug courts, as stated in the current scientific literature as well as to provide an aggregate summary of survey results from each state detailing the number and type of all operational problem solving court programs in the United States. Sections have been dedicated to national, state, and local drug court research findings as well as state-specific drug court legislation.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Painting the Picture: A National Report Card on Drug Courts and Other Problem Solving Court Programs in the United States, Volume 1, Number 1 created by Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson (Ret.), Donna L. Boone, Ph.D., and C. West Huddleston III


National Drug Court Institute

Publication Date:

May 2004

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson (Ret.)

Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson (ret.) currently serves as Executive Director of the National Drug Court Institute, as well as Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Previously, Judge Freeman-Wilson served as Attorney General of the State of Indiana, as well as a drug court judge in Gary, Indiana.

Donna L. Boone, Ph.D.

Donna L. Boone, Ph.D., currently serves as Director of the National Program for Therapeutic Courts at the School of Law of the College of William and Mary. Previously, Dr. Boone served as the Drug Court Administrator with the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

C. West Huddleston III

C. West Huddleston III is the Director of the National Drug Court Institute. Mr. Huddleston is a Board-Licensed Counselor with 13 years of clinical experience at the county, state, and federal levels. Previously , Mr. Huddleston worked throughout the Tennessee and Oklahoma correctional systems developing and managing substance abuse units, as well as co-developed and administered two drug courts.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drug courts and other problem-solving court programs in the United States. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits of drug courts, including effects on recidivism, money saved, and retention in treatment.
  2. Discuss the adaptation of the drug court model to other populations.
  3. Define and describe types of problem solving courts that have grown from the drug court model.

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There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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