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U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken

The United States’ opioid crisis is a national public health emergency of staggering proportions. NDCRC has created U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken, an issue brief that succinctly summarizes the scope of the problem and proposes several interventions for local jurisdiction… Continue Reading U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken
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Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach in Drug Court

Ten key strategies that will prove to be helpful as your court takes the next steps in transitioning to a family-centered approach. This resource from the National Drug Court Institute and Children and Family Futures examines best practices and lessons learned from three adult drug courts.

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Sample Mentor Application – Mentor In Training (MIT) Program

This is a sample application your court may use for reference, to distribute to mentors who may want to apply to the Mentor In Training (MIT) program. This resource was created by the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program.

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Veteran Peer Mentor Program (VPMP); Sample Information About the Role of a Veteran Peer Mentor

Use this resource from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to learn how Veteran Peer Mentors (VPMs) offer support and encouragement for veterans in the court system by spending one-on-one time with the veteran.

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Mentor In Training (MIT) Program; Court Procedures Example

Use these sample operational documents from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to help your court establish a Mentor In Training (MIT) program. Included are a MIT policies and procedures manual and a guide to mentor/client meetings.

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Leadership Without Fear

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, Judge of the Hennepin County District Court in Minnesota contributes to the 2012 edition of the Future Trends in State Courts with a publication on strong leadership in a time of judicial uncertainty. Strong leaders in a courtroom not only motivate those who work with t… Continue Reading Leadership Without Fear

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It’s All About the People Who Work in the Courthouse

The Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for the Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes this article to the 2011 publication of Future Trends in State Courts on keeping court morale high in the face of rising budget constraints. Judge Burke presents challenges facing public sector employees and… Continue Reading It’s All About the People Who Work in the Courthouse

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Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent

the Honorable Kevin S. Burke, District Judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota contributes to the 2015 Trends in State Court with an article on accepting dissent in court settings. Judge Burke discusses why dissent matters, four steps to fostering constructive dissent, and how to be a good court leader… Continue Reading Innovative Courts Encourage Dissent

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Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Success

Measuring the success of your drug court is important for several reasons. You should be able to support your claims of being a great diversionary program that supports people in long-term recovery with numbers and data. Also, analyzing outcomes can help identify areas in which your court could impr… Continue Reading Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Success
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Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory

Dr. Jamie Vaske, assistant professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University and evaluator for the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, has created a handy resource for drug treatment professionals, called the Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory (TC – BPI). By sum… Continue Reading Treatment Courts Best Practices Inventory

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