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source: Justice Programs Office at American University

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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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 co…

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…

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…

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)…

Critical Treatment Issues Webinar Session 3: Challenging Case in Family Drug Court

The third 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 Webinar Session 1: What to expect from state-of-the-art addiction treatment for criminal justice populations in applying the new ASAM Criteria

This webinar reviews how addiction is a brain disease with biopsychosocial-spiritual manifestations, causes and treatment needs; and how the ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) criteria is applied to criminal justice clients. It explains how comprehensive multidimensional assessment and pe…