Courts as Leaders in the Crisis of Addiction

Convening, Collaborating, Connecting: Courts as Leaders in the Crisis of Addiction – a Report from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force (NJOTF)

The NJOTF was created by Resolutions of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) during their annual meeting in 2017. The Conferences recognized the need to respond to the mounting stress on criminal and family court dockets impacting state court systems across the country. Through collaboration with multiple sources inside and outside government, including experts on treatment, prevention and data, the members of the Task Force approved a comprehensive set of policy and best practice recommendations. This report is centered around these findings and recommendations. Click here to read the entire report.