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Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to offer key interventions to those with substance use disorders. It is estimated 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. As the opioid crisis continues, the frequency of rank and file officers acting as first r… Continue Reading Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

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NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practices Volumes I and II

NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practices Volume I and II. Revised December 2018. This groundbreaking set of evidence-based standards is your blueprint to dramatically improve outcomes for individuals involved in the justice system due to substance use and mental health disorders. Representing 25 year… Continue Reading NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practices Volumes I and II

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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
Topics: Opioid

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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 Form

Check out this sample application form for those interested in applying to be a treatment court mentor. 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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