In 2019, the Administrative Office of the Courts was awarded a 1.6 million dollar grant by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop a statewide data collection system to enhance tracking, compiling, and disseminating specialty court information, while expanding specialty court services statewide.
The Specialty Court Application and Legal Exchange System, or SCALES, is currently under development. During initial construction, the focus will be creating a participant application, including validated, evidence-based assessments to ensure programs are targetting high-risk, high-need participants diagnosed with a moderate or severe substance use disorder.
The Specialty Court Division welcomes comments and suggestions through the development process. Please submit ideas or input below as 'user stories.'