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Issue Brief- Management Information Systems (MIS)

This issue brief details the necessary features of Management Information Systems (MIS) for treatment courts. By connecting team members, an MIS can help improve communications, reduce inbox clutter, and reduce time spent catching up in staff meetings and on the phone throughout the week. An MIS als… Continue Reading Issue Brief- Management Information Systems (MIS)

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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 r… Continue Reading Issue Brief: Accessing Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services Training for Law Enforcement

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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 jurisdiction… Continue Reading U.S. Opioid Crisis: Causes, Effects, and Steps Being Taken
Topics: Opioid

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Veterans Treatment Courts 2015: Survey Results

Uses data collected by JPO at AU to identify all veterans treatment courts in operation and to provide a snapshot of the range of policies, practices, and services in those programs.
Topics: Study, Veterans

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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 nece… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 7: How Do We Get There From Here?

Critical Treatment Issues Session 5: Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems – What to Do

Assessment of relapse potential for preventive actions and assessment of poor outcomes of reuse and addiction flare–ups. What to do that continues treatment, not discharge or , and sanctions; positive drug screens and what to do in early phases of problem–solving courts versus in later phases; discu… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 5: Relapse, Continued Use and Continued Problems – What to Do

Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process

This webinar addresses stages of change and “discovery, dropout prevention” plans versus “recovery, relapse prevention” plans; holding participants accountable to an individualized treatment plan based on stage of change versus compliance with program phases and rules; evidence-based practices EBPs)… Continue Reading Critical Treatment Issues Session 4: Engaging Participants in a Self-Change Process