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Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to offer key interventions to those with substance use disorders. It is estimated 1.5 million individuals arrested each year are at risk of substance dependence. As the opioid crisis continues, the frequency of rank and file officers acting as first responders and street counselors to active users has only risen. To… Drug, Drug Abuse, Law Enforcement
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NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practices Volumes I and II

NADCP’s Adult Drug Court Best Practices Volume I and II. Revised December 2018. This groundbreaking set of evidence-based standards is your blueprint to dramatically improve outcomes for individuals involved in the justice system due to substance use and mental health disorders. Representing 25 years of empirical study on addiction, pharmacology, behavioral health, and criminal justice,… Adult Drug Treatment Court
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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.
Topics: Opioid
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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 Form

Check out this sample application form for those interested in applying to be a treatment court mentor. 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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Note: Not all sample operational and programmatic documents in the NDCRC clearinghouse library have been reviewed for best practice standards.