During her first 20 years in criminal justice, working as a prosecutor and then a defense attorney, Judge Christine Carpenter saw how closely drugs and alcohol connect to crime and justice outcomes. She knew it was time to start treating substance use and abuse differently, and she became a pioneer in what we know today as Drug Courts. In the latest episode of Scaling Justice, host Sue Humphreys sits down with Judge Carpenter to hear her story.
Specialty Courts, Treatment Courts, Mental Health Courts, Drug Courts… whatever the name, the base idea is the same: If you treat the root of a problem, your chances of truly solving that problem can skyrocket.
Northpointe Specialty Courts is an integrated software solution that manages all participant processing and case/court activities. It’s completely scalable, affordable, and applicable for all types of treatment-focused dockets – from small, single-user systems to statewide implementations – and it easily interfaces with other case management systems for a seamless, easy-to-use solution.