Drug Testing Technical Training and Assistance
Contracting Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Administered in cooperation with Pretrial Services Resource Center, this project involved the training of judges, court administrators, pretrial service administrators, probation and parole agencies, and treatment providers. The training and technical assistance provided by this project was designed to facilitate a system-wide approach to drug testing within criminal justice. During the project's first eight months, an assessment of drug testing programs and practices throughout the criminal justice system was conducted, and a draft and final report on comprehensive drug testing programs was prepared. The project also designed a systems approach to drug testing for the criminal justice system and completed the delivery of four training seminars. A draft of four prototypes of comprehensive criminal justice drug testing programs also was produced. Finally, a Program Guide for assisting agencies in developing comprehensive and credible system wide drug testing program was developed.