Program certification and eligibility for state funding will be based on adherence to these standards, and each program will be subject to a performance peer review no less than once every three years. (See page 1 of "Standards for Georgia Accountability Courts")
Peer reviews are intended to create a learning community
in Georgia among drug court teams. The peer review process is not meant as an
audit of your court to highlight areas of weakness, rather, peer reviews are
designed to identify program improvements and share successes and challenges.
As the saying goes…. “Each one, Teach One”. This is exactly what the peer
review process is designed to do. It will also provide important information to
the Council about areas of need in technical assistance and training, and
how to focus those resources most effectively.