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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Justice System

From the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc. (AATOD), comes a timely fact sheet presenting the evidence for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the applications of treatment in the justice system.   Visit the AATOD website to access the fact sheet.   Subsections Include: Introduction Evidence-Based Arguments in Support of MAT for Opioid…
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A Technical Assistance Guide For Drug Court Judges on Drug Court Treatment Services

This document provides a guide for newly assigned judges that are expected to preside over a drug court program to serve as a quick primer to assist them in (a) becoming familiar with the key elements and evidence-based practices that should be reflected in the treatment services provided to drug court participants, and (b) working with…

Monongalia County Drug Court Community Service Policy

This document is a good example of a community service policy that is not used as a sanction. Community service is used as a form of personal growth within the program with the ultimate goal for the participants to expand their network into non-using groups while maintaining involvement in their community outside of the treatment…
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MOU Between Team Members (1st Jud. Dist. of Montana)

An example of a Memorandum of Understanding between team members of a Family Drug Court. Created and used by the First Judicial District Family Drug Court to outline the anticipated roles of child and family services, the county attorney’s office, the public defender’s office, and other parties.
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Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts Recommended Strategies

This resource provides an introduction to the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in drug courts.
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Targeting the right participants for Adult Drug Courts Fact Sheet

This fact sheet was created by NDCI to explain how adult drug court participants should be chosen.
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BJA Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of the 2015 Bureau of Justice Assistance Adult Drug Court Grant Solicitation.
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Critical Treatment Issues Session 8: Challenging Drug Court Case

The eighth webinar in the Critical Treatment Issues webinar series presents a Challenging Case submitted to the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University.

Critical Treatment Issues Session 7: How Do We Get There From Here?

Attitude changes in court personnel and treatment providers to create the collaborative team; what treatment provider reports should include informing court personnel on real change and outcomes; what treatment providers can expect of court teams to support outcomes we all want; systems changes necessary to deal with differing missions of all stakeholders; discussion of graduation ceremonies and discharge or termination categories.
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