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Resource problem solving in therapeutic courts.

Peters, Amanda
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) Mental Health Law & Policy Journal. 2:117-151.

Recently, therapeutic jurisprudence scholars and advocates
have moved beyond examining whether therapeutic courts work
and have begun to examine how courts can work more
efficiently. In keeping with that focus, this article examines the
resource and funding challenges that drug courts and mental health
courts have faced in recent years. Part II of this article will
examine the importance of documenting operational costs and the
role that diversification of funding plays in the long-term success
of therapeutic courts, with an emphasis on how these two practices
affect drug courts. Part III of this article focuses on mental health
courts and their innovation in obtaining resources in communities
where they are lacking. The author hopes by spotlighting
therapeutic court challenges and innovation, this article may help
struggling or new therapeutic courts develop ideas related to
funding and resource acquisition. (excerpt)


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