National Drug Court Resource Center
team will head to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals’
in two weeks, the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform. Our team will moderate or present at four different sessions this year. Read below for the session times and abstracts. If you can’t make it, we will
from each session with the hashtag
, make sure to follow along!
Rural Treatment Courts: The Challenge of Meeting National Standards
Sunday, July 14, 9:15 to 12:15 PM
In this skill-building session, several rural drug court representatives will describe their approach to meeting the challenges and overcoming the barriers of specific Best Practice Standards that have proven the most difficult for rural drug courts.
The 2019 Drug Court Review: A Discussion with the Authors
Sunday, July 14, 5:45 to 7:00 PM
In this session, select authors in a special issue of the
Drug Court Review
on innovative practices and strategies in treatment courts
will discuss their articles.
Color in the Court: Exploring Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Treatment Courts
Monday, July 15, 4:00 to 5:15 PM
This session will provide an overview of the research literature on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) in treatment courts, a discussion on how to use the recently created RED Program Assessment Tool, and a summary of a few case studies about treatment courts’ experiences using the assessment tool.
NIJ’s Multisite Evaluation of Veterans Treatment Courts: Sanctions and Incentives Research
Tuesday, July 16, 3:00 to 4:15 PM
The majority of veterans treatment courts (VTCs) across the US report using a system of sanctions and incentives in their programs. However, these systems remain largely unexamined. In this session, NIJ’s Multisite Evaluation of VTCs provides an opportunity to empirically examine these systems.