September 2022
What's Happening at NDCRC?
NDCRC co-directors Dr. Christina Lanier and Dr. Kristen DeVall gave a three-hour Grant Writing Workshop at RISE22 last month! In case you missed it, you can still access the NDCRC’s grant writing resources on our website. Check out a condensed version of their presentation in this recorded webinar. Review BJA and OJJDP grant examples from this past year; it’s never too early to start planning!
Want to know what Treatment Court Federal Appropriations were from FY 2014–2019? Or graduation rates for adult and juvenile treatment court programs broken down by gender? Find this information and much more in the Painting the Current Picture: A National Report on Treatment Courts in the United States – Highlights & Insights publication, available on the NDCRC website.
Love a good infographic? We do too! The NDCRC has released the first issue in its new infographic series, the Data Digest. This issue summarizes and visualizes federal funding awarded to treatment court programs across the U.S. from 2016–2021. Have an idea for a future topic? Email
Monthly Highlights
September is Recovery Month

Join Faces & Voices of Recovery as they host this year’s Recovery Month celebration, continuing the theme of “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.” Download your recovery month toolkit to plan celebrations and community outreach, flyers, Zoom backgrounds, and other social media resources. Check back throughout the month for additional content!
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

TLPI’s annual Enhancement Training is this month in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 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 on 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

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York in March 2020, it forced drug courts across the state to hear cases remotely using teleservices, a practice that has continued. The pandemic also demonstrated that many daily drug court operations—appearances, case management, graduation ceremonies—could be conducted virtually.

As part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP), this report details a three-year project to implement the Opioid Reduction Teleservices Program, conducted by the Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the New York State Unified Court System and the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). The goals were fourfold: (1) to expand access to evidence-based interventions at OASAS-licensed treatment facilities; (2) to establish secure video connections at the treatment facilities so that people in residential programs can appear remotely for court hearings and receive evidence-based judicial monitoring; (3) to remote link participants to medical professionals for evaluation and access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD); and (4) to educate the field about technology-based solutions to the opioid epidemic.

The report offers profiles of several project partners and discusses outcomes, lessons learned, measures toward sustainability, and recommendations for future COSSAP projects.
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
Registration is now open for judicial and community supervision training from NADCP’s National Drug Court Institute. These are week-long virtual trainings that offer in-depth education from national experts on your role in treatment court. These practitioner trainings are for anyone currently serving as a judge (registration deadline October 7) or as part of community supervision, including probation, parole, pretrial services, and case managers (registration deadline September 19). Click here to learn more and register.

NADCP is now seeking session proposals for RISE23. If you are interested in presenting at the premier conference on addiction, mental health, and justice reform next year, click here to learn more and submit.
In Other News
Amidst final discussion on mandated mental health care and while drug court participation is dropping, California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have allowed supervised drug injection sites in three cities.
The chair of Florida Supreme Court’s Steering Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Judge Steve Leifman, has completed a study with the University of South Florida which “includes model legislation and is designed to serve as a road map for the nation’s state policy makers and judges.”
After Massachusetts experienced a record-high number of opioid-related deaths in 2021, public defender Mara Dolan advocates for a more empathetic court process to support justice-involved individuals in recovery.