KeywordAlaska Court System
alcohol & alcohol abuse
driving under the influence (DUI)
driving while intoxicated (DWI)
drugs & drug abuse
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AbstractTherapeutic courts — often called “problem-solving courts” or “wellness courts” — have been a growing component of the U.S. court system since the 1990s. This article provides an overview of the development of Alaska Court System therapeutic courts, and describes the 12 therapeutic courts currently operating in Alaska as well as proposed pilot project courts. Includes a bibliography.
Table of Contents[Introduction] / The Rise and Expansion of Therapeutic Courts / Effectiveness of Problem-Solving Courts / Alaska Court System Therapeutic Courts / Behavioral Health Data and Court Case Filings / Conclusion / Resources
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationArmstrong, Barbara. (2016). "Therapeutic Courts in the Alaska Court System." Alaska Justice Forum 33(2–3): 2–6 (Summer/Fall 2016).
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