July 2022
What's Happening at NDCRC?
Justice To Healing Episode 15: Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts – Part Two

The State of the Field mini-series finally comes to an end with part two of our discussion focused on Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (THWCs). Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. continue their discussion with Kris Pacheco, Tribal Wellness Specialist for Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and Chief Judge John Haupt of the Makah tribe in Neah Bay, Washington. Listen as they discuss the current challenges in THWCs, legalization of marijuana, research among THWCs, and more.
Call for Submissions: Drug Court Review Volume II

Drug Court Review is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that builds a bridge between law, science, and clinical communities. Published annually by the NDCRC, the journal emphases scientific research and provides commentary from experts in treatment courts that practitioners can apply to their everyday work. The theme for Volume II is Women in Treatment Courts. Submissions for general treatment-court related topics are also accepted. Manuscripts for full-length original research articles or brief reports, scholarly reviews, or case studies will be considered. Submit articles via the Drug Court Review portal or read more on our website!
Professional Development

NADCP is gearing up in a big way for RISE22, the world’s largest conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform. Registration is still open! You won’t want to miss a jam-packed agenda with more than 300 sessions to choose from, expert speakers and renowned performers, the chance to earn more than 28 continuing education credits, the RISE Film Festival, and so much more.
TTA Collaborative Updates
The Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Collaborative comprises four entities: The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), Center for Court Innovation (CCI), Tribal Law & Policy Institute (TLPI), & the National Drug Court Resource Center (NDCRC). Monthly updates from our TTA Collaborative partners are featured below.
Tribal Law & Policy Institute
2022 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

Save the date! This year’s THWC Enhancement Training will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico September 26-28, 2022. The 2022 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training (Enhancement Training) will be oriented around the Tribal Ten Key Components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) National Drug Court Standards. The Enhancement Training focuses upon tribal issues, including jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian country; the incorporation of custom and tradition into the phases, case management, treatment curriculums, and tangential services; and the peer-to-peer sharing of successful Healing to Wellness Courts models in operations. Training topics will cover the adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, family dependency, DWI/DUI, and veterans models.

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Center for Court Innovation

This brief from CCI provides an overview of participatory research and discusses different ways that reentry programs can engage impacted populations (e.g., formerly incarcerated persons, past program participants) in the evaluation of their programs. It also summarizes key benefits of this approach, potential challenges, and how to navigate them, and provides examples of how to build off existing participatory engagement strategies.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
NADCP recently released the Spring 2022 issue of All Rise magazine! This edition is packed with content to help treatment court programs thrive. Features include an exclusive interview with NADCP Board Chair Hon. Karen Freeman-Wilson; a discussion with NADCP Director of Research Dr. Jacqueline van Wormer about what's next for treatment court research; insightful articles on self-care for treatment court professionals; the alumni perspective: how to build and sustain alumni groups; the latest training and technical assistance resources; and more!
In Other News
Illinois has introduced four new laws to increase access to treatment and reduce opioid overdoses by requiring pharmacists to inform patients of the risks of opioid use, blocking insurers from charging co-pays for naloxone, allowing healthcare professionals to distribute fentanyl testing strips, and allowing circuit courts to implement treatment court programs.

A veterans treatment court in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is piloting a partnership with Dogs 2 Dog Tags, inviting service dogs into court sessions.