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Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach in Drug Court

Ten key strategies that will prove to be helpful as your court takes the next steps in transitioning to a family-centered approach. This resource from the National Drug Court Institute and Children and Family Futures examines best practices and lessons learned from three adult drug courts.

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Sample Mentor Application Form

Check out this sample application form for those interested in applying to be a treatment court mentor. This resource was created by the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program.

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Veteran Peer Mentor Program (VPMP); Sample Information About the Role of a Veteran Peer Mentor

Use this resource from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to learn how Veteran Peer Mentors (VPMs) offer support and encouragement for veterans in the court system by spending one-on-one time with the veteran.

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Mentor In Training (MIT) Program; Court Procedures Example

Use these sample operational documents from the Placer County [CA] Collaborative Courts Program to help your court establish a Mentor In Training (MIT) program. Included are a MIT policies and procedures manual and a guide to mentor/client meetings.

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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.

Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma in Veterans Treatment Courts

This webinar covers issues related to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans treatment courts, including: (1) the prevalence of trauma in justice-involved veterans, (2) how to recognize some symptoms of PTSD, and (3) co-occurring conditions related to trauma exposure.

The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

The focus of this webinar is to educate practitioners about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so that they can identify associated symptoms and issues faced by veteran participants, recognize the impact these have on veterans’ families, and understand how treatment should be tailored to meet eac… Continue Reading The Impact of PTSD on Veterans and Their Families in Drug Court

Veterans Treatment Court Session 2: Understanding Military Discharge Characterizations

The topics in session 2 addressed focus also on issues faced by the families of veterans, including military family dynamics, perspectives regarding the effect of the military culture on drug use, family functioning, and medical treatment and recovery.

Veterans Treatment Court Webinar Session 1

This Webinar describes methods to assist attorneys and other members of a treatment team in diverting the client from his or her own symptoms – not only from confinement. It also identifies some risks inherent in the professional’s exposure to a Veteran’s own traumatic experiences.

The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court

The BJA Drug Court Technical Assistance Project at American University conducted an interactive webinar session on The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Courts that was presented by Judge Robert Russell and Judge Vance. The webinar addresses issues relevant to role of the Judge in Veterans Tre… Continue Reading The Role of the Judge in Veterans Treatment Court