Drug court is for people with substance abuse disorders. With oversight from the court, a person with a substance abuse disorder can complete a drug treatment program and work on lifestyle changes, often in lieu of going to jail.
The first drug court launched in 1989 in Miami-Dade County, Florida. It found supervised, structured treatment produced better results than incarceration, and participants are less likely to relapse.
Drug courts in Kansas
AllRise - formerly National Association of Drug Court Professionals
AllRise - formerly National Drug Court Institute