Specialty Courts Resource Center

Specialty Courts
Specialty courts were established to facilitate intensive treatment, supervision, and support to identify the root causes of criminal behavior in a collaborative environment. These courts have evolved to several specialized areas within the criminal justice system.

Texas Specialty Courts
Texas Specialty Courts were implemented in 1990 and address specialized populations and offenses, such as:

These courts strive to divert criminal behavior and provide treatment and programming within the community at large, in and out of the criminal justice system.

The Criminal Justice Division of The Office of the Governor awarded the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) with a training and technical assistance grant to establish a Specialty Courts Resource Center. The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) will serve as a collaborative partner with this project.

The goals of the Specialty Court Resource Center are to:

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