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Key Components
                                  of the LaPorte County Problem Solving Court



Key Component #1
Drug courts integrate alcohol and other drug treatment services with justice system case processing.

Key Component #2
Using a non adversarial approach, prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety while protecting participants' due process rights.

Key Component #3
Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed in the drug court program.

Key Component #4
Drug courts provide access to a continuum of alcohol, drug, and their related treatment and rehabilitation services.

Key Component #5
Abstinence is monitored by frequent alcohol and other random drug testing.

Key Component #6
A coordinated strategy governs drug court responses to participants' compliance

Key Component #7
Ongoing judicial interaction with each drug court participant is essential

Key Component #8
Monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness.

Key Component #9
Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective drug court planning, implementation, and operations.

Key Component #10
Forging partnerships among drug courts, public agencies, and community-based organizations generates local support and enhances drug court program effectiveness.




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