Felony Drug Court
Idaho, like many other states throughout the nation, has come to view drug courts as an effective means of reducing substance abuse and related crime. Drug courts utilize many common and established practices such as drug testing, close supervision of offenders, substance abuse treatment, and judicial monitoring but combine them in a unique way to better address the needs of the offender, the justice system, and the community. The specifics of just how these practices are carried out may vary by drug court, particularly as practitioners continue to experiment with techniques that further drug court development and as local jurisdictions tailor them to the types of offenders, crimes, and resources within a given community. However, all drug courts are based upon key, underlying principles that define them as drug courts and ultimately account for their success.