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Drug Court U: Mental Health Courts

February 15

Just like a professor in college, Drug Court U offers treatment court practitioners the opportunity to schedule one-on-one discussion time with experts and receive individualized, confidential instruction via video chat or conference call.

Eric Olson, L.C.P.C., is the district manager for adult and juvenile mental health courts in Idaho’s 7th Judicial District. He has worked as an assertive community treatment team clinical supervisor for seven years with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. He worked closely with community members to start the first mental health court in the state, one of five National Learning Site Mental Health Courts through BJA and the Council of State Governments (CSG), in 2002. Mr. Olson has served as the coordinator of this court since its inception, and he serves as the coordinator for four other mental health courts, including the first two juvenile mental health courts in Idaho. He has also worked for several years as a consultant with CSG, helping mental health courts around the country improve their programs by providing technical assistance and applying evidence-based practices.


February 15


National Drug Court Institute
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