August 2018
NDCRC Resources for Your Conference or Training 
Order Online
Are you organizing a conference or training for treatment court professionals? Are you looking for resources to distribute to attendees? We can help! We have developed convenient conference takeaways and supplemental materials for trainings, now available to order online. 
Flash Drives
Convenient and portable, these flash drives can be tailored to include a number of our resources, including our collection of recorded webinars, fact sheets, and other printed materials.
Guide on Drug Treatment
This informational guide serves as a primer for treatment court professionals who want to learn about the treatment-related issues and practices that are critical to effective treatment court operations. 
Veterans Treatment Courts: 2015 Survey Results
This report is a summary of a Justice Programs Office study of veterans treatment courts (VTC). This nationwide survey provides a snapshot of VTC policies, practices, and services.
Hispanics and Latinos/as in Drug Court
Fact Sheets
The Justice Programs Office and National Drug Court Resource Center are continually developing informative fact sheets on topics of interest to the treatment court field.
Free Data Management System
Data collection and analysis is essential to any well-operating organization. It is especially important for drug treatment courts which coordinate services across many different agencies. Treatment courts need data management systems to update day-to-day logistics such as docket calendars and treatment requirements, but they also need to measure program success over time and ensure equity across race and ethnicity. A data management information system (DMIS) tool designed to serve the particular data needs of treatment courts is available for free! It is called the Buffalo DMIS, named after the Buffalo City Court team who developed it, and runs via Microsoft Access 2010. The Buffalo DMIS provides suggested collection fields, enables a docket calendar display, generates weekly status reports, and can run statistical analyses. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel to start an effective data collection system- email the National Drug Court Resource Center at to obtain the Buffalo DMIS. 
Outlining the Roles of Your Team Members
The collaborative nature of treatment courts is unique in comparison to other criminal justice system programs. Even though team members work together, it is important that each member maintains a distinct role on the team to ensure that due process and legal rights are protected, public safety is preserved, and treatment is being delivered by the appropriate clinicians, among other things. Every team member brings a set of skills and expertise that contributes to the functioning of the program. To clearly define the roles and responsibilities of your team, reference this document by the National Drug Court Institute that lists the core competencies and duties of each role. 
News from Tribal Law and Policy Institute
Join TLPI for a webinar entitled Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and Juvenile Referral/Diversion Provisions on August 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT. The course will provide participants with an introductory explanation of how to develop or enhance tribal juvenile justice codes, policy, and procedures. The course will also emphasize how to support developing tribal juvenile healing to wellness courts. The webinar will be led by Hon. Pat Sekaquaptewa and Lauren van Schilfgaarde.
News from Children and Family Futures
Children and Family Futures has released two recorded webinars now available for listening. Their project, the Family Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Program ’s Learning Academy, recently released Planning for Safe Care – What Your Family Drug Court Needs to Know about Serving Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders and Their Infants . Click here to access the recording of this informative webinar and the accompanying Team Discussion Guide to facilitate conversations and program planning among your team.

They also released the webinar Ready, Set, Go! 5 Key Planning Decisions as You Successfully Launch Your Family Drug Court for practitioners developing a new court. The webinar features several accompanying resources including the Family Treatment Court Planning Guide published by the National Drug Court Institute and the Center for Children and Family Futures. To access the webinar and the resources, click here.

For more information on this and other FDC TTA Learning Academy webinars, visit
News from the
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Does your treatment court team have questions? Unsure how to update your policy and procedures manual or how to address the influx of participants struggling with opioid use disorder? Wondering what to do when team turnover happens? What about treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders? The  National Drug Court Institute  (NDCI) can answer all of these questions and more through its  customized technical assistance (TA) program . TA is available to adult drug courts, co-occurring disorder courts, DWI courts, and veterans treatment courts. NDCI's technical assistance is tailored to fit the needs of your individual program and designed to help you develop, implement, and sustain evidence-based best practices. Request technical assistance by completing a brief online application. An NDCI technical assistance team member will contact you within seven business days to discuss your request.
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