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Policies and Procedures; Mentors in Training Program

Many treatment courts use peer support programs or mentor programs to enhance their services and build their capacity. Peer support groups can help new participants navigate the treatment court program and understand court requirements. Peer mentors also serve as evidence that recovery is possible and act as an empathic ally during a difficult time. Mentors,… Continue Reading Policies and Procedure...
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Veterans Treatment Courts 2015: Survey Results

Uses data collected by JPO at AU to identify all veterans treatment courts in operation and to provide a snapshot of the range of policies, practices, and services in those programs. Continue Reading Veterans Treatment Courts 2015: Survey Results
Topics: Study, Veterans
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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 them, but create a sense of trust… 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 the difficulties budget constraints can have on morale. By learning some… Continue ...
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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 and encourage open conversations.
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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 improve and highlight areas in which you… Continue Reading Recovery Maintenance Check-In; Measures of Succe...

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 summarizing the key points in the National Association of Drug Court Professional’s… Co...
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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.   Subsections Include: Introduction Evidence-Based Arguments in Support of MAT for Opioid… Addiction Recovery, Medicated Assisted Treatment, Medication
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A Technical Assistance Guide For Drug Court Judges on Drug Court Treatment Services

This document provides a guide for newly assigned judges that are expected to preside over a drug court program to serve as a quick primer to assist them in (a) becoming familiar with the key elements and evidence-based practices that should be reflected in the treatment services provided to drug court participants, and (b) working with… Continue Reading ...

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 community outside of the treatment… Continue Reading Monongalia County Drug Court ...
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Note: Not all sample operational and programmatic documents in the NDCRC clearinghouse library have been reviewed for best practice standards.