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 Term Activity Report focuses on the Court's recent performance. It compares data for the current court term on eligibility, case dispositions and program status both year-to-date and since the start of the program. Together, the Term Activity Report and the Progress Report offer staff an easy way of assessing the Court's current performance.