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O'Hare, Geraldine and Luney, Peter (2020) Tackling substance misuse from a problem-solving justice approach. Irish Probation Journal , 17 , pp. 43-62.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2017) Collaborative care proceedings help keep London families together. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis , 27 February 2017 .

Guiney, Ciara (2016) Drug treatment courts. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 58, Summer 2016 , pp. 22-23.

Loughran, Hilda and Hohman, Melinda and Carolan, Fiona and Bloomfield, Darren (2015) Practice note: The Irish drug treatment court. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly , 33 , (1) , pp. 82-92.

Broomfield, Darren (2015) Drug treatment courts: refining successes and failures through participant narratives. The Irish Social Worker , Spring , pp. 36-40.

Butler, Shane (2013) The symbolic politics of the Dublin drug court: the complexities of policy transfer. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 20 , (1) , pp. 5-14.

Mitchell, Ojmarrh and Wilson, David B and MacKenzie, Doris L (2012) The effectiveness of incarceration-based drug treatment on criminal behavior. Campbell Systematic Reviews , (8) .

Mitchell, Ojmarrh and Wilson, David B and Eggers, Amy and MacKenzie,, Doris L (2012) Drug courts’ effects on criminal offending for juveniles and adults. Campbell Systematic Reviews , 8 , (1) .

Connolly, Johnny (2011) Courts Service annual report 2010. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 39, Autumn 2011 , p. 23.

Connolly, Johnny (2011) Drug Treatment Court reports progress. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 38, Summer 2011 , pp. 14-15.

Lyons, Suzi and Long, Jean and McGuire, Vivion and Bannon, Fiona and Connolly, Johnny (2011) Drugnet digest. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 39, Autumn 2011 , p. 7.

Connolly, Johnny (2010) Drug Treatment Court to continue operating. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , p. 23.

Keane, Martin (2008) Court-prescribed drug education for first-time offenders. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 27, Autumn 2008 , pp. 14-15.

Connolly, Johnny (2007) The Irish Drug Treatment Court - a view from the bench. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 24, Winter 2007 , pp. 22-23.

Connolly, Johnny (2006) Treatment-based alternatives to imprisonment. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 17, Spring 2006 , pp. 18-19.

Connolly, Johnny (2006) Alternatives to prison with a focus on drug using offenders. Administration , 54 , (1) , pp. 3-30.

Connolly, Johnny (2005) Arrest referral in the north inner city. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 14, Summer 2005 , pp. 13-14.

Bean, Philip (2002) Drug treatment courts, British style: the drug treatment court movement in Britain. Substance Use & Misuse , 37 , (12 & 13) , 1595- 1614.


[] , Ruane, Lynn Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem. (15 Dec 2019)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Drug treatment court: A failed experiment imported from the US? (24 Jun 2019)

[Irish Independent] Dr John Collins: 'Drug courts have served as 'window dressing' - and it's time we moved on'. (01 Nov 2018)

[] , Hennessy, Michelle 'I understand people can relapse, but you have to be honest': Inside Dublin's drug treatment court. (11 Aug 2018)

[Belfastlive] , Scott, Sarah Pilot scheme aims to break cycle of offending by tackling drug and alcohol misuse. (12 Apr 2018)

[] New judge wants drugs court for North East. (18 Mar 2017)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Drug Treatment Court: Life-saving option for drugs offenders. (06 Jan 2017)

[BBC News Online] , Walker, Stephen [Northern Ireland] Lord Chief Justice calls for new 'problem solving' courts. (18 Mar 2016)

[Belfast Telegraph] , McAleese, Deborah [Northern Ireland] Jail time could be swapped for rehab under radical proposal to establish dedicated drugs court. (01 Sep 2015)

[Dublin Inquirer] , McGrath, Louisa Despite unclear future, the drug court pushes on. (05 Aug 2015)

[] , McQuinn, Cormac Chief Justice Denham favours alternatives to prison. (12 Feb 2013)

[Courts Service] Extension of Drug Treatment Court agreed between the Health Service Executive and the Courts Service. (2011)

[] Court Appointed Drug Education Research (podcast). (14 Mar 2008)


Geiran, Vivian (2021) Drogheda: creating a bridge to a better future. Community safety & wellbeing: report of a scoping review for the Department of Justice. Dublin: Department of Justice.

Weatherburn, Don and Yeong, Steve and Poynton, Suzanne and Jones, Nikky and Farrell, Michael (2020) The long-term effect of the NSW Drug Court on recidivism. Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2020) Courts service annual report 2019. Dublin: Courts Service.

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (2020) Evaluation of the substance misuse court pilot. Belfast: Department of Justice, Northern Ireland.

Centre for Justice Innovation. Bowen, Phil and Smith, Suzanne and Whitehead, Stephen and Ofori, Aisha (2020) Enhancing the Criminal Court response to substance misuse. Edinburgh: Centre for Justice Innovation.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2019) Courts Service annual report 2018. Dublin: Courts Service.

What works centre for children's social care. (2019) Family drug and alcohol courts. London: What works centre for children's social care.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2018) Courts Service annual report 2017. Dublin: Courts Service.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2017) Courts Service annual report 2016. Dublin: Courts Service.

Tunnard, Jo and Ryan, Mary and Harwin, Judith (2016) Introducing the highlights from: problem solving in court: current practice in FDACs in England. Lancaster University.

Adler, Joanna R and Edwards, Sarah K and Scally, Mia and Gill, Dorothy and Puniskis, Michael J and Gekoski, Anna and Horvath, Miranda AH (2016) What works in managing young people who offend? A summary of the international evidence. London: Ministry of Justice.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2016) Courts service annual report 2015. Dublin: Courts Service.

United Kingdom. Home Office. (2014) Drugs: international comparators. London: Home Office.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2012) Courts service annual report 2011. Dublin: Courts Service.

Ireland. Courts Service. (2011) Courts Service annual report 2010. Dublin: Courts Service.

Ireland. Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. (2010) Review of the drug treatment court. Dublin: Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.

Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme. (2008) Position paper in response to the research: "Court appointed drug education: the perspective of the voluntary sector". Dublin: Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme.

Giaquinto, Fran (2007) The effectiveness of court appointed drug education. Dublin: Crosscare Drug & Alcohol Programme.

Criminal Justice Interventions Programme. (2007) Out of crime, into treatment: an introduction to the Criminal Justice Interventions Programme (CJIP) for treatment providers. United Kingdom: Home Office.

Ireland. The Courts Service. (2003) Courts Service annual report 2002. Dublin: Ireland, The Courts Service.

Farrell, Michael (2002) Final evaluation of the Pilot Drug Court. Dublin: Farrell Grant Sparks Consulting.

Ireland. Drug Court Planning Committee. (1999) The first report of the Drug Court Planning Committee: pilot project. Dublin: Stationery Office.

Working Group on a Courts Commission. (1998) Working Group on a Courts Commission fifth report. Drug courts: summary. Dublin: Stationery Office.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Seanad Éireann debate - Criminal Justice (Rehabilitative Periods) Bill 2018: Second stage. (13 Feb 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 43 - Drug Treatment Court [16387/16]. (16 Jun 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate: Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued). (14 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann Debate. Written answer 372 - Drug Treatment Court [11036/13]. (05 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answers 541 {531 & 599] - Drug courts. [34832/12]. (17 Jul 2012)

[Oireachtas] 620. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if his attention has been drawn to the positive results in drug courts which can reduce substance abuse and crime. [22920/11]. (14 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] Adjournment Debate - Drug Treatment Court. (30 Jun 2011)

[Oireachtas] 464. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will develop the drugs court as an alternative to prison. [15056/11]. (15 Jun 2011)

[Oireachtas] 87. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform his plans for the future of the drugs court.[28334/10]. (30 Jun 2010)

[Oireachtas] Dail Debates: Adjournment Debate. Drug Treatment Court. (26 Nov 2006)


Collins, John and Agnew-Pauley, Winifred and Soderholm, Alexander, eds. (2019) Rethinking drug courts: international  experiences of  a  US  policy  export. London: London Publishing Partnership .

Perry, Amanda and McDougall, Cynthia and Farrington, David P, eds. (2006) Reducing crime: the effectiveness of criminal justice interventions. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime Polcing and Law Chichester: John Wiley .

Heymann, Philip B and Brownsberger, William N, eds. (2001) Drug addiction and drug policy: the struggle to control dependence. Cambridge: Harvard University Press .

Book Section

O'Brien, Mary and Dillon, Lucy and Moran, Rosalyn (2001) Legal framework. In: Overview of drug issues in Ireland 2000: a resource document. Dublin: Health Research Board , pp. 12-39.

Conference or Workshop Item

Butler, Shane (1999) A tale of two sectors: a critical analysis of the proposal to establish drug courts in the Republic of Ireland. In: Illicit drugs: patterns of use - pattern of response: 10th annual ESSD Conference on Drug Use and Drug Policy in Europe, 20-22 September 1999, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)


O'Sullivan, James N (2012) An examination of the practitioners' role in promoting compliance with participants in the Irish drug treatment court. Masters thesis, Dublin Institute of Technology.


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Courts Service. (2017) Drug treatment court programme.

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