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Topic: Treatment Services

Specialized Housing Units for Veterans in Prisons and Jails

Conducted by the BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University. Presented by Major Evan Seamone, Professor of Law and Senior Defense Counsel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and Warden Randall Liberty, Warden of the Maine State Prison and Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Reserve…

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…

The Role of the Mentor in Veterans Treatment Courts

This webinar was presented by Mr. Jack O’Connor, Mentor Coordinator for the Buffalo, NY, Veterans Treatment Court, and Mr. Greg Coker, the Mentor Coordinator for the San Bernardino, CA, Veterans Treatment Court. This webinar addresses issues relevant to establishing and managing a mentor program for…

The Impact of Gender in the Drug Court Setting

Presented by Paul Warren (LMSW, NDRI), the focus of the first half of this webinar is upon defining “gender,” describing the importance and relevance of addressing issues relating to gender in the drug court setting, and providing participants with practical suggestions for effectively planning and…

Treatment COD Webinar

This webinar had a focus on increasing a participants’ knowledge about treatment for co-occurring disorders (CODs) and referrals.

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).

Gender Responsive Strategies for Women Offenders in Drug Court

Presented by Diana Padilla (NDRI), this presentation discusses underlying factors that are relevant to criminal activity involving women, such as sexual abuse and trauma, and how these factors can lead to women engaging in criminal activity. She describes gender responsiveness is defined as “underst…

Gender Specific Issues for Men – Effectively Engaging Men in Treatment

This webinar discusses relevant male gender issues that need to be incorporated in substance abuse treatment.

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…

The Urgency to Address Trauma in our Treatment Courts: What It Means to be Trauma-Informed

This webinar was presented by Karen Johnson, LCSW, from the National Council for Behavioral Health. When the topic of trauma arises, many people initially think of veteran populations. However, traumatic experiences can result from a variety of events throughout a person’s life, including childhood…