Michigan Association of Treatment Court Professionals Adult Drug Court Standards, Best Practices, and Promising Practices


This manual is designed to assist Michigan’s adult drug and DWI courts in complying with the drug court statute,1 best practices, the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts, and the 10 Guiding Principles of DWI Courts. The content in this manual comes from many sources, but it leans most heavily on statute and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards, Volume I and Volume II. The manual pulls important pieces from all of these sources in order to best represent Michigan’s practices. This manual is intended for all adult drug court team members, and the team should use it to ensure that their program is following the statute and implementing best practices.

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In What Ways are Michigan Courts Evolving?

For information on how the court system is evolving toward problem solving courts, see https://www.courts.michigan.gov/psc