April 2019
Get in the know!
It can be a challenge for treatment courts to collect and maintain records on their program participants. Often, relevant legal information is stored in a different place than case management records, such as a participant's incentives and sanctions history or mental health diagnoses. A robust Management Information System (MIS) can collect and store all participant information in one location, making data-driven decisions and informed case planning easier for everyone involved. NDCRC’s issue brief on MIS can help you get started!

NDCRC offers issue briefs (or factsheets) on a wide range of issues in the treatment court field – from the challenges of responding to synthetic drugs to implementing culturally responsive programs. Use these issue briefs for a quick guide to the big questions.
Share Your Support of Treatment Courts!  
As   drug fatalities reach unprecedented numbers and the country looks to meaningfully address substance use, now   is a critical time to promote drug courts as an alternative to incarceration. The drug court model has been successfully reducing recidivism and fostering healthy living for more than 30 years, but it is not widely understood by the public or elected officials. Share this video with your community to raise awareness about drug courts! You can also use it in your next presentation to your superior court, public officials, or potential community partners. Watch Now.
News from Tribal Law and Policy Institute 

April 18, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) solicitation, established by the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, offers states, local governments, and Indian tribes new funding categories to expand outreach, treatment, and recovery efforts to individuals impacted by the opioid epidemic. This solicitation offers opportunities for tribes to design and enhance their own systems to meet community needs and effectively respond to the opioid e pidemic . Join the Tribal Law and Policy Institute’s webinar for an overview of the FY 2019 solicitation and more information about the funding categories for which tribes are eligible to apply. Register Here
News from Children and Family Futures
Did you miss the last Family Drug Court (FDC) Learning Academy webinar? You can now watch the live recording of The Top 5 Challenges in Responding to Participant Behavior in Family Treatment Courts (and How to Solve Them) and download the accompanying resources. For more information on this and other FDC Learning Academy webinars, please visit https://www.cffutures.org/fdc-learning-academy/
News from NADCP
The National Association of Drug Court Professionals’ (NADCP ) dynamic new toolkit is designed to help courts implement Standard II of the Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards: equity and inclusion. The toolkit includes a self-assessment tool and provides guidance on ensuring equitable access and treatment in drug court programs. Download the toolkit and access other equity and inclusion resources here.
Registration and hotel information for RISE19, NADCP’s annual training conference, is now available. This year the conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from July 14-17.  Don’t miss your opportunity to take part in the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health, recovery, and justice system reform. Learn more about RISE19: NADCPConfernece.org
The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center ’s mission is to equip the drug court field with open access to a wide variety of resources and research, helping treatment courts run more effectively.
The  National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and operated by the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse the content of this newsletter

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