June 2023
What's Happening at NDCRC?
Treatment Court Month

Treatment Court Month has come to an end, but the NDCRC has resources available for treatment court practitioners all year long! All NDCRC original publications are free and accessible on our website, along with our library of maps including the national treatment court count, other demographic and substance use data, and federal treatment court funding. We are constantly adding to our Resources by Court Type, Resources by Team Role, and Best Practices repositories. Watch for monthly updates in the newsletter, Beyond the Field emails, and free trainings on our events calendar.
RISE23 Update!

This month, don't miss the NDCRC at NADCP's RISE23, the biggest conference in the country for treatment court practitioners. Come meet us at Booth 231 or attend one of several presentations by our directors. We'll see you in Houston June 26-29!
From the Directors
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, developed by NDCRC Director of Marketing and Communication Dr. Jeanne Persuit, 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 create and maintain your court's marketing communication, especially in addition to managing the daily operations of a program. Our hope is that this guide will alleviate some of this stress and provide you with a starting point to market your treatment court.

Dr. Kristen DeVall
Dr. Christina Lanier
Co-Directors, NDCRC
Research To Practice
Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Treatment Courts in the United States

After two years of research, writing, and review, the National Drug Court Resource Center is proud to release Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Treatment Courts in the United States. During 2020, courts across the country submitted data regarding participants, graduation rates, most commonly used substances and other data representing their operations from January 1 through December 31, 2019. This monograph analyzes data from fifty-two states and territories to identify trends, review existing research, and present opportunities for growth and development of these courts. Breakdowns by court type summarize the history and structure, best practice standards, guiding principles, effectiveness and cost-benefit findings, and directions for future research for each type. Explore the full report below.