Case Management

Foundational Information

Best Practice Standard #4 asserts that the treatment court applies evidence-based and procedurally fair behavior modification practices that are proven to be safe and effective for high-risk and high-need persons. Incentives and sanctions are delivered to enhance adherence to program goals and conditions that participants can achieve and sustain for a reasonable time, whereas service adjustments are delivered to help participants achieve goals that are too difficult for them to accomplish currently. Decisions relating to setting program goals and choosing safe and effective responses are based on input from qualified treatment professionals, social service providers, supervision officers, and other team members with pertinent knowledge and experience.


According to Best Practice Standard #9, the treatment court serves as many eligible individuals as practicable while maintaining continuous fidelity to best practice standards. Case management is a fundamental feature of the treatment court model and these resources provide an overview of how to provide effective case management services within your treatment court program.