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 co… Continue Reading A Technical Assistance Guide For Drug Court Judges on Drug Court Treatment Services
Topics: Care Management, Confidentiality, Court Rules, Cultural Competency, Cultural Issues, Culture, Drug Court, Drug Testing, Evidence-based Practices, Incentives, Judge, Medicated Assisted Treatment, Medication, Mental Health, Mental Health Needs, Participants, Phases, Recomendations, Recovery, Recovery Support, Sanction, Sanctions and Incentives, Substance, Substance Use, Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, Treatment Plans, Treatment Services
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?
The purpose of this webinar is to provide a practical application of the material presented in the earlier sessions.
Assessment of relapse potential for preventive actions and assessment of poor outcomes of reuse and addiction flare–ups. What to do that continues treatment, not discharge or , and sanctions; positive drug screens and what to do in early phases of problem–solving courts versus in later phases; discu… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 5: Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems – What to Do
This webinar addresses stages of change and “discovery, dropout prevention” plans versus “recovery, relapse prevention” plans; holding participants accountable to an individualized treatment plan based on stage of change versus compliance with program phases and rules; evidence-based practices EBPs)… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process
Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 2: Doing Time or Doing Treatment – Moving Beyond Program Phases to Real Lasting Change
This webinar addresses the differences in the culture and mission between criminal justice and treatment of addiction.
Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 1: What to expect from state-of-the-art addiction treatment for criminal justice populations in applying the new ASAM Criteria
This webinar reviews how addiction is a brain disease with biopsychosocial-spiritual manifestations, causes and treatment needs; and how the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria is applied to criminal justice clients. It explains how comprehensive multidimensional assessment and pe… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 1: What to expect from state-of-the-art addiction treatment for criminal justice populations in applying the new ASAM Criteria
The focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet eac… Continue Reading The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court
This Webinar describes methods to assist attorneys and other members of a treatment team in diverting the client from his or her own symptoms – not only from confinement. It also identifies some risks inherent in the professional’s exposure to a Veteran’s own traumatic experiences.
The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Tre… Continue Reading The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court