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U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken

The United States’ opioid crisis is a national public health emergency of staggering proportions. NDCRC has created U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken, an issue brief that succinctly summarizes the scope of the problem and proposes several interventions for local jurisdictions to stem the devastation.
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Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach in Drug Court

Ten key strategies that will prove to be helpful as your court takes the next steps in transitioning to a family-centered approach. This resource from the National Drug Court Institute and Children and Family Futures examines best practices and lessons learned from three adult drug courts.
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Sample Mentor Application – Mentor In Training (MIT) Program

This is a sample application your court may use for reference, to distribute to mentors who may want to apply to the Mentor In Training (MIT) program. This resource was created by the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program.
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Veteran Peer Mentor Program (VPMP); Sample Information About the Role of a Veteran Peer Mentor

Use this resource from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to learn how Veteran Peer Mentors (VPMs) offer support and encouragement for veterans in the court system by spending one-on-one time with the veteran.
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Mentor In Training (MIT) Program; Court Procedures Example

Use these sample operational documents from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to help your court establish a Mentor In Training (MIT) program. Included are a MIT policies and procedures manual and a guide to mentor/client meetings.
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More Imprisonment Does Not Reduce State Drug Problems

As the U.S. confronts a growing epidemic of opioid misuse, policymakers and public health officials need a clear understanding of whether, how, and to what degree imprisonment for drug offenses affects the nature and extent of the nation’s drug problems. To explore this question, The Pew Charitable Trusts examined publicly available 2014 data from federal… Continue Reading ...
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Massachusetts Sheriffs to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment in Corrections

Massachusetts Sheriffs to Expand Medication Assisted Treatment in Corrections
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Tribal Cultural Competency Information for Judges

Cultural competency guidelines for judges who interact with American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.
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Note: Not all sample operational and programmatic documents in the NDCRC clearinghouse library have been reviewed for best practice standards.