Main content

Judge-Involved Supervision Programs in the Federal System: Background and Research

Volume 81 Number 1
June 2017

This article provides a brief overview of relevant research regarding problem-solving courts to assist the courts and other stakeholders. The author describes the background and major research findings of drug courts and reentry courts in the states; reviews the major features and findings of the Federal Judicial Center's study of federal reentry courts, and describes a series of studies of federal reentry courts in individual districts. Finally, the author discusses the recent emergence of pretrial diversion court programs in the federal system.