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Drug courts in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in south Florida developed the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Management Information System (HIDTA) to track, quantify and evaluate the effectiveness of drug treatment services provided to court participants. HIDTA's four objectives are to:

•  Help determine the severity of an individual's drug abuse problems
•  Track participants in drug treatment in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
•  Analyze and produce reports on data collected from drug treatment programs in the HIDTA area
•  Assist the Florida Department of Children and Families in determining the effectiveness of drug treatment programs in south Florida.

HIDTA is comprised of two inter-related computer programs, the Judicial Access Management System (JAMS) and the Treatment Automated Referral System (TARS). JAMS supplies the drug court team, including the judge, prosecuting attorney and defense attorney, with information on participants and their progress in treatment. Treatment providers use TARS to coordinate participants' treatment plans from one agency to another so they can provide participants with continuous care. A counselor at a drug court hearing can quickly access a defendant's treatment information from the TARS system. All drug courts in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are using JAMS and about two dozen treatment providers in the area are using TARS.

For more detailed descriptions of the applications' screens and their functions, click here to download reference guides for both JAMS and TARS.

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To download the reference guides, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download the program for free from their web site http://www.adobe.com/ products/acrobat/readstep.html.

After downloading the program, return to this page and click on the links below:

Courtroom System (JAMS) Reference Guide
Treatment System (TARS) Reference Guide

If you have any questions about this process, please e-mail the Project Tech Help webmaster for assistance.