Closely monitoring the results of the Treatment Court is essential to running a successful program. The Treatment Court system provides the data necessary to monitor program results, identify areas that need improvement and broadcast program achievements. Compliance rates with drug treatment, court appearance rates, and types of referrals for service can be generated on a regular basis. These snapshots of the Court help staff gauge what needs fine-tuning. In addition, this information can be used in conjunction with more qualitative methods such as focus groups and interviews to support an evaluation which measures the impact of the Court.
 
The Brooklyn Treatment Court information system produces two reports which allow staff to review the performance of the Court on a regular basis. After reviewing these reports, if you have any additional questions about drug court research and evaluation, please contact Michael Rempel, Senior Research Associate, at mrempel@courts.state.ny.us.

The Progress Report includes data on all cases since the Treatment Court opened. The performance measures in this report include statistics on the percentage of defendants screened who are judged eligible for the Brooklyn Treatment Court, disposition data for eligible cases, program status data for individuals who have agreed to participate in the Treatment Court and information on treatment status for all open cases.