Quality Improvement for Drug Courts: Evidence-Based Practices--Chapters 7 and 8

About the Course:

This monograph presents a general overview of the research on effectively treating the drug court client. It also elucidates the kinds of issues that a drug court administrator and supervisor should consider in developing Request for Proposals for treatment services and identifying additional resources to better serve drug court participants. Focusing on quality improvement in order to better engage, retain, and graduate more clients in the drug court process requires understanding and utilizing the evidence and research. This course covers Chapters 7 and the 8 and addresses the topics of gender-responsive drug treatment services for women and case management as it relates to drug courts. This course covers adobe pages 71-94.


National Drug Court Institute

Publication Date:

April 2008


James A. Hall, Ph.D., LISW, Julie K. Williams, Ph.D., LMSW, Amanda R. Reedy, LMSW; Christine Grella, Ph.D.

About the Authors:

James A. Hall, Julie K. Williams, and Amanda R. Reedy are associated with the University of Iowa.

Christine Grella, Ph.D., is associated with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about gender-responsive drug treatment services for women and case management as it relates to drug courts. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss gender-responsive drug treatment services for women, including the profile of women offenders with substance abuse problems and characteristics of gender-responsive treatment programs.

  2. Describe the outcomes of gender-responsive treatment programs and identify evidence-based treatment approaches for women substance abusers.

  3. Define case management and discuss the functions of a case manager.

  4. Explain the challenge of integrating case management in drug courts.

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