The panelists for the session – all of whom are active consultants providing technical assistance services on behalf of the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University and many of whom are or have also been NADCP Board Members — are: Caroline Cooper (BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, American University): Moderator Judge Dennis Fuchs (ret.), Salt Lake City, Utah. Drug Court Judge and currently consultant to the Utah Supreme Court Judge Jamey Hueston, Baltimore, Maryland: Drug Court Judge and former chair of the Maryland Problem Solving Court Committee Roger Peters, Ph.D., University of South Florida: specialist in screening, assessment, substance abuse treatment and co-occurring disorders Judge John Schwartz (Ret.), Rochester, New York Adult Drug, Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Courts Yvonne Segars: Former state public defender for New Jersey and previously Drug Court public defender for Newark (Essex County), New Jersey.
The Focus of the session is on strategies that promote:
- Systematic screening of all drug court eligible arrestees and probation violators;
- Clearly articulated eligibility criteria that are consistently and transparently applied;
- Identification of drug court eligible participants as soon as possible after arrest or probation violation;
- Entry into/engagement in the treatment program as soon as possible.
Topics addressed include:
- Screening process;
- Definition of high risk/high need;
- Assessment process;
- Using the screening process to promote participant’s interest in the program and motivating them to participate (particularly important for young adult populations);
- Data: Keeping track of the results of the screening process.
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