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Topic: Defense Function

The Role of Defense Counsel in Drug Courts Part 2: How to Provide Effective Representation from Initial Contact Through Program Completion

The session will take attendees through each stage of the drug court and discuss how defense counsel are involved at each stage while also addressing the dual roles defense counsel play in drug courts

The Role of Defense Counsel in Drug Courts Part 1: The Urgency to Address Trauma in our Treatment Courts: What It Means to be Trauma-Informed

This session will focus on challenges defense counsel may encounter in representing defendants with mental and cognitive impairments associated with their drug use.

Position Statement of the Board of Directors on Defense Counsel in Drug Courts

This is a position statement asserting that the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) recognizes the importance of defense counsel.

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