May 2022
What's Happening at NDCRC?
Coming Soon: 2021 National Treatment Court Count

The NDCRC has collected an updated count of treatment courts of all types across the United States and territories as of December 31, 2021. These numbers by state and court type will be available in the next update to the interactive map. Additionally, look for the downloadable data coming summer 2022!
Monthly Highlights
May is National Drug Court Month

This year for National Drug Court Month, NADCP is holding a very special art contest called the Art of Recovery, open to participants and alumni from treatment courts of all types. NADCP will accept art in three categories: drawing/painting, poetry, and photography. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash prizes, and all submissions will be on display at RISE22 in Nashville! Juvenile and adult entries will be judged separately. The submission deadline is May 31. Click here to learn more and submit your artwork now!
Formalizing the Use of Teleservices in Drug Courts: Developing Effective Policies and Procedures

Join SAMHSA's GAINS Center on May 23, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM for a presentation on developing policies and procedures for teleservices in drug courts. There will also be a discussion on ensuring the privacy of drug court participants as well as encouraging appropriate participation in the delivery of teleservices.
Funding Opportunities
ALERT: Due to planned DOJ financial management system upgrades, JustGrants will be unavailable for users from Friday, May 13, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. ET to Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. ET. During this time, users will not be able to access JustGrants. Deadline: May 20, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: May 25, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern Deadline: May 20, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern
JustGrants Deadline: May 25, 2022, 8:59 pm Eastern Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm ET
Webinar: May 9, 2022, 2:00-3:30 PM ET Deadline: May 25, 2022, 11:59 pm ET
JustGrants Deadline: June 8, 2022, 8:59 pm ET
Webinar: May 9, 2022, 11:00-12:30 ET

Application Due Date: Monday, May 9, 2022
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

Calling all Healing to Wellness Court practitioners, training and technical assistance providers, researchers, scholars, and experts in the field! You are invited to submit a workshop proposal to present at the 2022 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training on September 26-28, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

TLPI is soliciting for workshop proposals that present the best practices in tribal justice, collaboration, and service delivery that enhance the capacity for adult, juvenile, family, veterans, and DUI/DWI Healing to Wellness Courts.

TLPI encourages proposals that detail innovative practices; specific how-to guidance; the integration of custom and tradition into the Wellness Court; screenings, assessment tools, and evidence-based practices that serve Native populations; planning guidance; and law enforcement/probation. Workshop proposals are due June 3, 2022.
Center for Court Innovation
The first mental health court in New York City, the Brooklyn Mental Health Court seeks to craft meaningful responses to defendants with mental illness. Addressing both treatment needs and public safety concerns, the court links defendants who have serious and persistent mental illnesses (such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) or Neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and ADHD) who would ordinarily be jail- or prison-bound to long-term treatment in the community. Learn more about the Brooklyn Mental Health Court in CCI’s latest fact sheet.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Navigating federal grants can be confusing, but NADCP is here to help. We've designed a webpage and one-pager to help you find everything you need for each grant solicitation, including deadlines, webinar links, and more.

NADCP's National Drug Court Institute (NDCI) is now 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.

Don’t forget that registration is now open for RISE22, the conference event of the year, which will be held July 25-28 in exciting Nashville, Tennessee!
Featured State

Missouri is home to 138 treatment court programs which have graduated 25,000 participants since their inception in 1993. Now, in 2022, continuous improvement has remained a hallmark of the Missouri treatment courts. Missouri has integrated increased outcome tracking and data collection, implemented statewide treatment court standards, and launched an equity and inclusion project to improve recruitment and outcomes for minorities. Read about additional developments and innovations in Missouri’s treatment courts.
In Other News
President Joe Biden is sending his administration’s first national drug control strategy to Congress, focusing on harm reduction strategies to prevent overdose and illness during recovery from substance use disorders.

The US Department of Justice has published new guidelines around discrimination of persons being treated for opioid addiction and their protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Law enforcement seizures of pills containing illicit fentanyl increased tenfold from 2018 to 2021, according to a new study published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

As the COVID-19 pandemic moves into an endemic stage, Minnesota has made permanent some of the processes for remote hearings that were initiated during the last two years of social distancing.