June 2022
What's Happening at NDCRC?
New Resource: National Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Dashboard

The NDCRC, NADCP and the Center for Court Innovation are excited to launch the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Dashboard! Designed to foster interaction among JDTCs and share best practices for these programs, this resource features a court locator for JDTCs across the US and information about the tools, programs, and resources they use. Is your court on the map?
Justice To Healing Episode 15: Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts – Part One

We are focusing on Tribal Healing To Wellness Courts (THWCs) as we near the end of our State of the Field mini-series. Hosts Kristen DeVall, Ph.D. & Christina Lanier, Ph.D. welcome Kris Pacheco, Tribal Wellness Specialist for Tribal Law and Policy Institute, and Chief Judge John Haupt of the Makah tribe in Neah Bay, Washington. In part one, they discuss the history of THWCs, the structure, who THWCs serve, and more. Be sure to subscribe and be on the lookout for the part two coming later in June.
Official 2021 Treatment Court Count Available Now!

In the face of a global pandemic and changes across the field, treatment courts in the US and territories continue to thrive and adapt. These changes are reflected in the updated treatment court count of active courts as of December 31, 2021. Explore within our interactive map or download a PDF of the official count!
Professional Development

Registration and housing are open for NADCP’s RISE22, the conference event of the year! Join us in Nashville, Tennessee July 25-28 for networking, continuing education, inspirational guests, and the annual RISE Film Festival. NADCP even offers a Justification Toolkit to help get you there. Be sure to stop by the NDCRC booth and say hello!
Funding Opportunities Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm ET Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm ET
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
Throughout National Drug Court Month in May, TLPI hosted 75-minute webinars highlighting important aspects of the recovery process and how practices supporting participant recovery can be woven into Wellness Court practices and operations. Webinar materials are available now and recent recordings are still being released!

Center for Court Innovation

In 2019, the Center for Court Innovation received funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to assist five states in the development and implementation of statewide strategic plans for their Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC). The selected states were California, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Each state participated in a needs assessment process that included a document analysis and stakeholder interviews. Center staff used the data to identify the strengths, resources, and challenges of each state’s VTC programs and provided guidance on how to support the improvement of current courts and planning for future courts. Following each needs assessment, the Center convened a two-day stakeholder workshop culminating in the creation of a strategic plan. Each state received a $200,000 grant to help fulfill the goals and objectives from their strategic plans. National trends emerged based on the assessments and strategic plans. This is a summary of national VTC trends as well as the specific work of each state included in the project.

The Center is also excited to announce that applications are still being considered for states interested in participating in this project’s second cohort. Get more details from the Request for Proposals.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
NADCP's Justice For Vets has published a new Dispatch From the Front Lines: “Identifying the Veteran Population Within the Criminal Justice System.” Free to download, it describes the Veterans Re-Entry Search Service (VRSS) and Status Query and Response Exchange System (SQUARES), tools that can help identify justice-involved veterans at the earliest possible opportunity.

NADCP's National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is offering a first-of-its-kind training for juvenile treatment providers. Presented in partnership with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, juvenile treatment provider training is open to both newcomers to the treatment field and seasoned professionals. Register now!

NADCP's National Center for DWI Courts (NCDC) has two exciting opportunities for impaired driving courts. First, registration is open for operational tune-up training, designed for experienced DWI or hybrid drug/DWI court teams seeking advanced training. This training will be held locally September 8-9, with NCDC experts traveling to your jurisdiction. Applications must be submitted by Friday, June 3. Second, NCDC is accepting applications for courts to become part of our DWI Academy Court Network! Academy courts are exemplary impaired driving courts that serve as national models. Applications must be emailed to NCDC Director Jim Eberspacher by Friday, July 1.
In Other News
Oklahoma is struggling to maintain participant numbers in treatment courts after the passing of SQ 780, a law which reduced the penalties of drug possession to low-level misdemeanors.
California continues the discussion of mandated mental health treatment for its homeless population, with support from parents of those who are affected by mental health disorders. Opponents argue that housing, not treatment, should be the first path to a solution.
Morgan Godvin, a member of Oregon’s Measure 110 Oversight Oversight and Accountability Council, shares her personal story of recovery within Oregon’s criminal justice system. By the end of this month, the oversight committee will oversee distribution of $270 million in grants across the state to support recovery.