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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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…

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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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The Urgency to Address Trauma in our Treatment Courts: What It Means to be Trauma-Informed

This webinar was presented by Karen Johnson, LCSW, from the National Council for Behavioral Health. When the topic of trauma arises, many people initially think of veteran populations. However, traumatic experiences can result from a variety of events throughout a person’s life, including childhood…

Sustaining Your Treatment Court: Using a 501(c)(3) to Fundraise

This webinar was presented by Judge William G. Schma, formerly of the Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, and Tracy Velázquez, Associate Director of American University’s Justice Programs Office. The resources of many treatment courts around the country are stretched thin. Dwindling resources, coupled w…

Women in Treatment Courts

Hon. William G. Schma and Valerie Moore conducted an interactive webinar session entitled, “Women in the Treatment Courts.” While drug treatment courts have significantly fewer women in their programs than men, they have been developing specific tracks designed to serve the needs and interests of wo…

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The Urgency to Address Trauma in Our Treatment Courts: What It Means to Be Trauma-Informed

This document discusses the importance of being trauma informed and provides an overview of trauma care to create a better understanding of trauma and how to approach it.

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