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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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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Justice System

From the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD), comes a timely fact sheet presenting the evidence for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the applications of treatment in the justice system.   Visit the AATOD website to access the fact sheet.   Subse… Continue Reading Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Justice System

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Monongalia County Drug Court Community Service Policy

This document is a good example of a community service policy that is not used as a sanction. Community service is used as a form of personal growth within the program with the ultimate goal for the participants to expand their network into non-using groups while maintaining involvement in their com… Continue Reading Monongalia County Drug Court Community Service Policy

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Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts Recommended Strategies

This resource provides an introduction to the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in drug courts.

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Critical Treatment Issues Session 7: How Do We Get There From Here?

Attitude changes in court personnel and treatment providers to create the collaborative team; what treatment provider reports should include informing court personnel on real change and outcomes; what treatment providers can expect of court teams to support outcomes we all want; systems changes nece… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 7: How Do We Get There From Here?