The Montana Office of the Court Administrator (OCA) is developing a peer review process to assist in the alignment of Montana drug treatment courts with state and national evidence-based practices and best practices. The OCA will utilize the set of standards developed by researchers with the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (Volume 1), standards developed by NPC Research and the 10 Key Components to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Montana treatment courts throughout the state. These standards are research-based and include guidelines for policies and practices that will help ensure that Montana drug courts increase access to needed services, reduce recidivism, and are cost effective.

Montana Peer Review Process

Hello – Welcome to Montana/NPC’s Drug Court assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to help your Drug Court team, the State understand how your program is uniquely implementing the various practices that fall under the 10 Key Components of Drug Courts. The questions in this assessment will ask you for information about various procedures and practices of your Drug Court program and also about your participant population. It should take about 1 hour to complete.

Please answer every question. We would like you to fill out the assessment collaboratively with your team by going over the assessment as a group (e.g., in a team meeting) or in some way checking on answers with your team members.

In the process of filling out the assessment, you may log out and return to the link in your email at a later time to finish the assessment (as long as you use the same computer each time). Also, please be aware that on some pages you may need to scroll down in order to access all questions, and in order to click "Save and Continue," which moves you forward through the assessment.

All of the information obtained during this assessment is confidential.

If you have any questions about technical issues with the survey, feel free to contact Jennifer Aborn at

If you have questions about the content of the survey or the peer review process, please contact Jeff Kushner at or (406) 202-5352.

Montana Peer Review Survey