American Judges Association



Date of this Version

October 2002


Published in Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, 39:3 (2002), pp. 2. Copyright © 2002 National Center for State Courts. Used by permission. Online at


The issue begins with an examination of the development of drug courts, the most highly visible of the many “problem-solving courts” developed in recent years. The first drug court was created little more than a decade ago in 1989; today, there are more than 1,200. No doubt there have been many lessons learned along the way, and we try to find—and explore— those lessons in the lead piece in this issue.

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