Hosted by All Rise, the annual RISE conference is the largest gathering of treatment court professionals in the country. RISE24 will take place in Anaheim, California from May 22-25! Stop by the NTCRC booth to say hello, collect some swag, and pick up hard copies of NTCRC publications like the second volume of the Drug Court Review journal and Painting the Current Picture national survey report.

New Veterans Treatment Court Innovations Program

Justice for Vets (JFV), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has developed a Veterans Treatment Court Innovations Program. JFV seeks applications to implement and enhance veteran treatment court services to ensure that programs are conducting and using validated risk and need assessment tools to determine eligibility, program track placement, supervision, and treatment program assignment and dosage.

Apply now!

The NDCRC Changes Name to NTCRC

The National Treatment Court Resource Center (NTCRC) has changed its name from the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC), effective October 1, 2023. The name change reflects the breadth of courts supported by the center to include adult and juvenile drug treatment courts, adult and juvenile mental health courts, veterans treatment courts, DWI/DUI courts, co-occurring disorder courts, reentry courts and family treatment courts.

“We are excited to continue to serve the treatment court field as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative. The National Treatment Court Resource Center more accurately communicates our mission and purpose – to provide resources such as research, data, interactive mapping, best practices, and training to the treatment court field,” said NTCRC co-Directors Dr. Kristen DeVall and Dr. Christina Lanier.

Marketing Your Treatment Court

Need help marketing your treatment court? The NDCRC has developed a quick guide to help treatment courts develop focused communication strategies aimed towards specific audiences and goals. This guide will introduce you to the basics of integrated marketing communication (IMC) and walk you through a step-by-step communication plan template. We know it can be hard work to maintain consistent communication, especially for those who already have a significant workload when it comes to the daily operations of a program. Our hope is that this guide will alleviate some of the stress of not knowing where to start. After all, the awesome work that you do deserves to be shared with the world!

Marketing Your Treatment Court PDF

Available Now: Painting the Current Picture Full Report

During 2020, the NDCRC collected data on the state of the treatment court field in 2019. Fifty-two states and territories submitted information on their operational treatment courts. The NDCRC processed, analyzed, and condensed these data into one report which shows a full picture of treatment court operations in the US. The data collected are accompanied by a comprehensive literature review of peer-reviewed research for each treatment court type, identifying gaps for future research projects. Explore the national overview of data or the breakdown by court type with suggestions for best practices and development.

Painting the Current Picture: Full Report

Available Now: Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Report

The NDCRC has published a report resulting from the Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Inaugural Survey of the Field. This survey was the first of its kind to collect information on Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts (THWCs). Together with the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI), it was our goal to learn more about how these courts operate; specifically, how they use cultural practices for the success of their participants. Only about 14% of existing THWCs were represented in the survey responses, but we still learned a lot of valuable information about these courts. The full summary is available in the survey report.

THWC Survey Report

NDCRC Newsletter Gets a New Look

The NDCRC is kicking off 2023 in full gear by giving a fresh face to our monthly newsletter. For starters, you'll only get the newsletter every other month, beginning in January. In February, we'll start sending Beyond the Field features every other month. The newsletter will look a little different: we'll tell you about the latest NDCRC resources, you'll get a word from our co-directors, and we'll summarize a peer-reviewed study that bridges treatment court research and practice. The Beyond the Field features will look pretty much the same: you'll still get valuable content related to non-jurisprudence aspects of treatment courts. All content will still be published to the NDCRC website if you miss it in your inbox! Additionally, please make sure that "" is on your "safe senders" email list. We want to make sure that all our good stuff gets to you, and we look forward to sharing it!

Happy New Year!

July RISE22 Announcement

It's almost time for RISE22! Join NADCP for the biggest treatment court professionals' conference in the country. Make your way to Nashville, Tennessee July 25-28 for networking, continuing education, inspirational guests, and the annual RISE Film Festival. Be sure to stop by the NDCRC's booth and say hello!

Register for RISE22

May is National Drug Court Month!

In May, the treatment court community will once again come together to celebrate National Drug Court Month. As pandemic restrictions begin to ease in many places, we encourage you to plan safe activities to celebrate the lifesaving work you do, engage stakeholders, and inspire the community.

NADCP's National Drug Court Month Toolkit has everything you need to make May a success. This year, we're holding a special contest called the Art of Recovery, where treatment court participants and alumni can submit art in several categories and win prizes!
Inside the toolkit, youll find a wealth of information and samples to help guide and inspire, including:
  • Art of Recovery contest
  • Sample social media content
  • A National Drug Court Month proclamation template
  • Tools to write effective op-eds and media advisories
  • Unique and safe event ideas

As always, NADCP is here to serve you. If you need assistance beyond what's in the toolkit, just ask!

FY 2022 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support cross-system collaboration to improve public safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with the justice system (implementation or enhancement of Mental Health Courts). This solicitation was posted April 1, 2022. Eligible applicants include city, county, special district, and state governments, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), state, nonprofit, or government mental health agency, or public and state controlled institutions of higher education.

See Request for Proposal Deadline: May 27, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: June 1, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern