Screening and Assessment Tools

Foundational Information

Best Practice Standard #1 asserts that eligibility and exclusion criteria for treatment court are predicated on empirical evidence indicating which individuals can be served safely and effectively. Candidates are evaluated expeditiously for admission using valid and culturally equitable assessment tools and procedures. Screening tool results indicate which individuals are in need of a more in-depth assessment. These resources provide an overview of the specific tools that have been empirically validated for use with the treatment court population in making that determination.