May 2019
Let's Get Your History
In this week’s blog, we hear from Preeti Menon, Senior Associate Director, Justice Programs Office at American University who, following several visits to courts around the US with her colleague Zephi Francis, Program Associate, argues that substance use is akin to a chronic illness and should be treated with a medical lens rather than a criminal one. Menon encourages drug court professionals to take a more tailored approach, using a medical framework, to guide those dealing with substance use toward recovery.
Celebrating 30 Years of Drug Courts
May is National Drug Court Month and we are celebrating 30 years of drug treatment courts! All month long, the NDCRC team will share information on the NDCRC Twitter page about the benefits of drug treatment courts and work to help dispel common myths. Follow us to take our polls, RT to help bust some myths, and make sure to share the content with the hashtag #DrugCourtMonth .
Call for Papers for the Winter 2019 Issue of the Drug Court Review
The Drug Court Review invites manuscript submissions for the Winter 2019 issue focusing on tribal healing to wellness court programs and rural treatment court programs. The deadline for submissions is July 21, 2019, with a publication date of January 2020.

The Drug Court Review is a peer-reviewed journal established to promote research on issues relevant to the treatment court field and to foster a wider understanding of the programs and participants, identifying challenges faced and successes achieved.
News from Children and Family Futures
Children and Family Futures' next webinar, Fostering Hope & Healing - Role of Resource Parents in Supporting Family Recovery and Family Reunification in Family Treatment Courts, will take place on May 23 . The presentation will explore the role of resource parents (formerly known as foster parents) in supporting the family recovery and reunification process. To register and learn more about the webinar, please click here.

Be sure to check out the FDC Blog to catch up on relevant posts for practitioners in the field and don’t forget to subscribe to the Children and Family Futures newsletter as well.
News from NADCP
NADCP is now accepting applications for its National Mentor Court Network. Mentor courts are exemplary adult drug courts, tribal healing to wellness courts, co-occurring disorder courts, and veteran treatment courts that serve as national models for three-year terms.

These mentor courts host court teams from around the country to help them start or improve their own programs, as well as play a significant role in NADCP's training, technical assistance, and research efforts.

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. 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 here: NADCPConfernece.org
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