COVID-19 Home

During these challenging times, NADCP is here to help.

With our team of expert staff, we've assembled a library of resources for treatment courts to use as the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic. As public health guidance and restrictions evolve, NADCP is adding new resources here to help courts adapt; check this site often for the latest resource updates.

In addition to what you find here, we encourage all practitioners to consult with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, relevant local, state, and federal authorities, and all professional organizations with which you are affiliated.

Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions and suggestions for how we can help.

Inside You'll Find:

  • Innovations: What real courts are doing to adapt to social distancing.
  • Hot Topics: A Q&A guide to the issues facing treatment courts today.
  • Virtual Training: Webinars and other e-learning tools for courts and staff operating today.

Hot Topics

Answers to your questions on adapting to COVID-19 restrictions


Real examples of treatment courts adapting to COVID-19

Training and Publications

Webinars and publications from NADCP for programs responding to COVID-19 

Federal and Other National Resources

Resources from the experts

Resource Index

Can't find what you're looking for? Check the index of COVID-19 resources

Report: Treatment Courts and COVID-19 Adapting Operations

NADCP partnered with NPC Research and the Bureau of Justice Assistance to research how treatment courts adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings are assembled in this report detailing the innovative ways programs overcame restrictions to keep participants engaged and healthy.

The detailed report focuses on successes and challenges related to:

  • Communicating and monitoring participant progress
  • Conducting treatment court sessions and staffing activities
  • Responding to participant behavior
  • Engaging participants in treatment and recovery services

In the News: Treatment Courts Adapting to COVID-19

Treatment Courts Respond to COIVD-19

All Rise Magazine

Winter/Spring 2021

Drug Court graduates 12 participants

From: Times Weekly

October 8, 2020

Wellness Court honors Weaver

From: The Southern Ute Drum

September 25, 2020

‘Sobriety looks good on you’: Woodland man beats drugs, streets through court program

From: Sacramento Bee

September 22, 2020

Clayton County Adult Felony Drug Court team celebrates grads with drive-thru ceremony

From: Clayton News Daily

August 17, 2020

Billings Support Groups Find Ways to Meet Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

From: Billings Gazette

April 6, 2020

Registration Is Now Open

The education, collaboration, and inspiration found at RISE are needed now more than ever, so NADCP is proceeding with holding RISE21 in person, as planned. We are working closely with the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and all contracted RISE hotels to ensure that appropriate safety protocols are in place, and we are continually monitoring local, state, and federal health guidelines, which we will follow.

We will keep the treatment court community updated on all RISE developments. We invite you to learn more about RISE21 and the safety measures we are putting in place.

The information provided herein is informational only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by NADCP of the linked websites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. NADCP does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations, nor does NADCP make any representation of their accuracy or completeness. Please contact those websites with any questions.

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