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On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center is a podcast series that tells the stories of people involved in problem-solving courts, the narratives that emerge from a human-centered approach to crime. Listen and learn how problem-serving courts foster wellness and recovery in the confines of the justice system.
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In this episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center, our host, Anna Koozmin, returns to Cascade County in Great Falls, Montana to learn more about drug treatment for drug court participants. She explains what Medication-Assisted Treatment (or MAT) is - and how certain medications, such as buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone, are used to treat opioid use disorders and prevent opioid overdoses.
In this episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center, our host, Anna Koozmin, returns to Great Falls, Montana to meet with Jeff Fauque, a former Cascade County law enforcement officer and current counselor for the Cascade County drug court, who nearly lost everything due to his opioid addiction. As a former law enforcement officer who struggled with addiction, recovered and became a treatment counselor, Jeff offers our listeners a unique perspective on the opioid crisis.
The opioid epidemic has plunged towns, cities, and entire regions into crisis. Over the next three episodes, On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center explores how one Montana drug treatment court is battling a flood of opioids in their community. Join our host, Anna Koozmin, as she travels to Great Falls and speaks to members of Montana’s 8th Judicial District Drug Treatment Court.
In the final episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center’s three-part series on family treatment courts, we meet with Teresa Anderson-Harper, a graduate of the King County Family Treatment Court. Teresa shares her experience as a participant of this program and the advice she has for practitioners working in the family treatment court setting and for families looking for help. Teresa also shared with us that she maintains a special connection to this program. Listen to learn about her special role.
In the second episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center, we spoke with Jill Murphy, the program supervisor of the King County Family Treatment Court. Our conversation includes discussion of how family treatment courts function, innovative strategies for working with participants of family treatment courts, and how to keep a family-centered approach with involvement from multiple systems.
In this episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center, we introduce the National Drug Court Resource Center and explore the basics of family treatment courts with Evan Elkin, the Executive Director of Reclaiming Futures. Click here to download and listen to this episode through the Apple Podcasts app.
This podcast is funded in part, through a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, the ideas and thoughts expressed in this podcast.