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The Connection between Occupational Therapy and Drug CourtRebekah Mack
As of June 30, 2014, the number of drug courts serving individuals throughout the United States and its territories totaled at 2,968 (National Drug Court Resource Center, 2012). Despite the vast availability of drug courts, there is controversy regarding which measures should be calculated in order to determine an individual’s success within the drug court program. More specifically, there is a need to develop a compromised understanding between the definitions of success in the criminal justice system versus that in the medical field. The inclusion of Occupational Therapy (OT) within the professional team supporting drug court will help provide a more holistic understanding of individuals partaking in drug court, thereby supporting the criminal justice system and medical professionals to arrive at a consensus regarding an individual’s treatment plan... .. full story