Within the drug treatment court, the prosecutor takes on many roles: the gatekeeper, the primary law enforcement liaison, the teammate, the politician, and the advocate. In these roles, there is a unique balance to participating fully as a drug court team member, developing eligibility criteria that enhances public safety, and working toward participant success.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University’s Justice Programs Office conducted an interactive webinar session entitled The Role of Prosecutors in Drug Treatment Courts on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. This webinar was presented by Mike Loeffler, Esq. and Judge Christine Carpenter.
This webinar covers:
- Balancing all prosecutorial roles from planning through implementation of the drug court
- Developing clear eligibility criteria for participants
- Acting as an effective gatekeeper at the beginning of the program and during the program
- Working as a team player and participant advocate while ensuring public safety
A recording of this webinar is available to view as a video by visiting the JPO YouTube channel.