Judicial Orientation: The Black Box of Drug Court
ISBN-13: 978-1-59332-793-4 / Hardcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 / viii, 270 pages
Drug court teams seek to ensure client compliance with rules and mandated treatment through a series of rewards and graduated sanctions. Drug court judges are the critical key component of drug court as well as the central authority figure for clients. Contrino examines judicial orientation in drug court. Judicial orientation is identified by specific policies and procedures that each court has incorporated into their court and ordered by the judge from the bench. Data from court observation, staff interviews, and client outcomes are analyzed to provide a more contextual understanding of how drug court judges can impact client success.