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Drugs & The Law: Drug Courts

Drugs and the law

Massachusetts Laws

Probation Massachusetts Rules

Proposed Bill

Bill S.731 189th (Current): An Act protecting the rights of probationers in drug courts; By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 731) of William N. Brownsberger for legislation to protect the rights of probationers in drug courts

Massachusetts General Laws, Proceedings in Criminal Cases (Ch. 275–280) [look up in print in the library, or on Lexis, Westlaw, or Bloomberg. The Massachusetts website is not official].

General Resources

Bureau of Justice Assistance, Defining Drug Courts: The Key Components (1997).

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, America's Problem-Solving Courts: The Criminal Costs of Treatment and the Case for Reform (2009).

Recommendations of the Governor's Opioid Working Group (June 11, 2015) (Massachusetts).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, The National Drug Court Survey (2007).

Hon. William G. Meyer, Constitutional and other Legal Issues in Drug Court - A Bibliography (2015).

Trent Oram & Kara Glecker, An Analysis of the Constitutional Issues Implicated in Drug Courts, 42 Idaho L. Rev. 471 (2006).

Eric Jensen & Clayton Mosher, Adult Drug Courts: Emergence, Growth, Outcome Evaluations, and the Need for a Continuum of Care, 42 Idaho L. Rev. 443 (2006).

Massachusetts Adult Drug Manual