What are Drug Courts?

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Drug Courts are one of the criminal justice system's strongest resources. Thousands of lives have been directly impacted and changed due to these innovative court practices. Judge David Ashworth, a consultant for the BJA Drug Courts TA Project at American University, provides an answer to the often repeated question of what can the justice system do to address non-violent, drug addicted offenders.


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American University provided technical assistance and training services to adult drug courts under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)