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
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
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
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
This resource provides an introduction to the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in drug courts.
Topics: Medicated Assisted Treatment
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.
This two part interactive webinar series demonstrates key features of the Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System for drug court staff who are interested in “hands-on” demonstration of its key features. The session was conducted by Jose Ferrer of the Buffalo City Drug Court who, with Judge… Continue Reading Buffalo Drug Court Management Information System Webinar Series
The panelists for the session are: Caroline Cooper (BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, American University): Moderator Judge Dennis Fuchs (ret.), Salt Lake City, Utah. Drug Court Judge and currently consultant to the Utah Supreme Court; Judge Jamey Hueston, Baltimore, Maryland: Drug Court… Continue Reading Strategies for Systematically Screening for Drug Court
Presented by Paul Warren (LMSW, NDRI), the focus of the first half of this webinar is upon defining “gender,” describing the importance and relevance of addressing issues relating to gender in the drug court setting, and providing participants with practical suggestions for effectively planning and… Continue Reading The Impact of Gender in the Drug Court Setting