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Local Drug Court Research: Navigating Performance Measures and Process Evaluations

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About the Course:

The purpose of this document is to promote quality research at all levels for drug courts by providing a uniform and manageable data collection and evaluation strategy for local programs. These measures can be used across the spectrum of drug court programs to allow local jurisdictions to answer questions from stakeholders and funding agencies, as well as promoting sound management practices at the local court level. It is clear that research practices can be improved by providing a uniform baseline for evaluation and measurement.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Local Drug Court Research: Navigating Performance Measures and Process Evaluations created by Cary Heck, Ph.D. in 0.


National Drug Court Institute

Publication Date:

June 2006

Course Material Author

Cary Heck, Ph.D.

Cary Heck, Ph.D., is associated with the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

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 local drug court research. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of local drug court research, including process evaluations and performance measurement.

  2. Explain the importance of date stamping, data collection, and confidentiality as it relates to drug court research.

  3. Describe the role of institutional review boards, and discuss applying research and bringing it together for statewide and national analysis.

  4. Identify common research questions and important data elements to be included in local drug court research.

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Course Retired
Course Number 101508
  • 3 credit hours
  • NBCC: 2 credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
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158 members have taken this course