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The Criminal Justice Department is excited to announce that Steve Belenko has been nominated for the "Science Giants Award for Excellence in Drug Court Research & Evaluation" award by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)!

This prestigious honor acknowledges researchers or evaluators who have made outstanding contributions to the science and practices of treatment courts. Special emphasis is placed on distinguished scholars who have made foundational contributions in establishing the effectiveness of treatment courts and/or identifying best practices associated with improved public health and public safety outcomes in the programs.

The awards committee has nominated Steve for this honor in recognition of his systematic reviews establishing the earliest evidence of effectiveness of drug courts, subsequent studies investigating entry processes in drug courts and the role of recovery support specialists, as well as other important scientific contributions. Congratulations Dr. Belenko!

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