Barnstable Action for New Directions (BAND) is a coalition of the Barnstable County District Attorney, Barnstable County Probation, Judge Joseph J. Reardon of the First District Court of Barnstable, Community Corrections and the Gosnold Treatment Center formed to create a Drug Court beginning January 1, 2002. Drug Court is an alternative to incarceration and integrates substance abuse treatment, sanctions and incentives with case processing to place nonviolent drug-involved defendants in judicially supervised habilitation programs. The drug court concept is a significant departure from traditional court practice.