In this issue brief, author Dr. John R. Gallagher focuses on racial and ethnic disparities in treatment courts and the potential solutions to fix those disparities. Dr. Gallagher showcases the work of the St. Joseph County (Indiana) treatment court to address this gap. Dr Gallagher brings specific attention to the use of Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy (HEAT) as an intervention directly targeting an underserved group, as well as the inclusion of a researcher on the team at St Joseph County and the hiring of recovery coaches to help address barriers to recovery such as employment, housing, and education.
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