Topic: Assessment

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…

Strategies for Systematically Screening for Drug Court

The panelists for the session are: Caroline Cooper (BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project, American University): Moderator Judge Dennis Fuchs (ret.), Salt Lake City, Utah. Drug Court Judge and currently consultant to the Utah Supreme Court; Judge Jamey Hueston, Baltimore, Maryland: Drug Court…

Screening and Assessment Webinar

Presented by Paul Warren (NDRI), the focus of the presentation is to increase participants’ knowledge about useful screening and assessment instruments for co-occurring disorders (CODs).

Evidence Based Interventions: Strategies to Engage and Retain Young Adults in Drug Court Programs

Presented by Andrew Osborne (NDRI), this presentation, the last of this series, discusses a list of suggested references related to young adults in drug courts, with specific articles regarding supervision, treatment, and assessment. Mr. Osborne also briefly describes several evidence based practice…

Addressing Synthetic and Designer Drugs in Adult Drug Courts

This webinar was presented by Dr. Leo Kadehjian and Natalie Reyes. The availability and prevalence of synthetic and designer drugs have increased dramatically over the last several years. Due to the rapid nature at which these drugs are produced and modified, and the danger associated with their con…

Selecting and Using Risk Assessment Tools in Problem Solving Courts

The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session presented by Dr. Sarah Desmarais, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Applied Social and Community Psychology Program at North Carolina State University that covered risk assessment…

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Teleservices: Happening Now!

This document offers an overview of the pilot projects, highlights promising practices, and offers recommendations for implementing teleservices initiatives in other jurisdictions.

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Drug Court Practitioner Fact Sheet – Alternative Tracks in Adult Drug Courts: Matching Your Program to the Needs of Your Clients, Pt. 2 of 2

“For a number of reasons, however, it may not always be possible or desirable for a drug court to target high-risk and high-need participants exclusively. To gain the buy-in of local prosecutors, the public, or other stakeholders, it may be necessary for some drug courts to begin by treating less se…
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Selecting and Using Risk and Need Assessments PowerPoint

This power point explains the importance of utilizing risk assessments within the Drug Court field to improve upon their practices and better their future outcomes.

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Northeast Nebraska Drug Court Assessment and Treatment Policy and Procedures

This document provides the policy and procedures that must be taken when assessing and treating participants in the Northeast Nebraska Drug Court Program.

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