November 2022
What's Happening at NDCRC?
Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Dashboard

The National JDTC Dashboard has been updated to include even more operational programs across the US and territories! Access the dashboard to learn more about how these JDTCs are structured. Find your court on the map or complete the survey to add your court to the hundreds of responses displayed. Download the data set to see how your court compares!
Honoring Veterans in November

The NDCRC hosts a variety of resources for Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) practitioners. Check out our Resources by Court Type for refreshers on foundational information, best practices, operational documents, training, and more.
Professional Development
Is your court ready for Veterans Day on November 11? NADCP’s Justice For Vets’ 2022 Veterans Day Toolkit is full of guidance for recognizing and celebrating Veterans Day, including resources to help you plan and execute events, educate the media, and engage your community. It also includes crucial trips for ensuring everyone involved in your treatment court has the information, resources, and support they need. Click here to download the toolkit for free.
TTA Collaborative Updates
Tribal Law & Policy Institute (TLPI)
December 13-15, 2022, San Diego, CA

Imagining a New Future - Justice, Equity, Healing, and Empowerment for Native Youth.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Tribal Youth National Conference offers opportunities for OJJDP-funded Tribal Youth Programs, Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, federally recognized tribes, and Tribal and non-Tribal youth-serving organizations to engage in tribal youth-specific dialogue. The event promotes peer learning opportunities and positive youth development prevention and intervention approaches that can be implemented and sustained within Tribal communities.

At the conference, a range of Tribal-specific tools, resources, and beneficial information will be provided in an effort to advance opportunities for Native youth to increase their connection to Native lifeways and thrive within their families, schools, and communities. The conference will offer sessions with Native youth leaders, OJJDP Tribal Youth & Juvenile Healing to Wellness grantees, and other nationally recognized experts in the fields of Tribal youth leadership, empowerment and best practices in juvenile justice prevention, intervention, and alternatives to detention. Contact for more information!
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is now accepting applications for adult drug treatment court operational tune-up training. This free training is designed for courts with at least two years’ operating experience; it challenges seasoned court teams to self-assess and provides assistance in taking corrective steps to improve policy, practice, and outcomes. Spots are limited, and the deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 15! Click here to learn more and apply.
In Other News
This portrait of the “most radical drug court judge in America,” published in SPIN magazine, is a poignant example of how maintaining dignity and empathy for treatment court participants affects their overall success.

Several states, including Iowa and Arkansas, share plans to use opioid settlement money as additional funding for treatment courts.

The US Justice Department announced $340 Million in funding to address substance use disorders, including: $140.1 million under the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program; $52 million under BJA’s Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program, and $17.8 million under the Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program.