Reliability of Screening and Assessment
"Drug courts report that screening, assessing, and determining drug court eligibility occur quickly, and most participants are able to enter treatment less than 2 weeks after drug court admission. However, not all drug courts use screening or assessment instruments that have proved reliable and valid, and some do not appear to use appropriate clinically trained staff to conduct assessments."
Peyton, Elizabeth A., and Robert Gossweiler, PhD, "Treatment Services in Adult Drug Courts: Report on the 1999 National Drug Court Treatment Survey, Executive Summary," Drug Courts Program Office, Office of Justice Programs, US Dept. of Justice, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, US Dept. of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice and US Dept. of Health and Human Services, May 2001), p. 9.