October 2018
Battling the Opioid Crisis in Court
The opioid epidemic has plunged towns, cities, and entire regions into crisis. Our podcast,  On the Docket with NDCRC , is examining this issue in a three-part series through the lens of one Montana town. Join our host,  Anna Koozmin , as she speaks with a drug treatment court team in Great Falls, Montana, battling a flood of opioids in their community.
New Opportunity for VTCs
Veterans treatment courts (VTCs) require specialized programming to effectively serve former military personnel in contact with the criminal justice system. To help VTCs create appropriate services, the  National Institute of Corrections   and the   Bureau of Justice Assistance have partnered with the   Justice Programs Office   (JPO) to train courts on specialized screening, assessment, and case planning tools for VTCs.
Do you know of a VTC that could use these tools incorporating the latest research on trauma, substance-use disorders, and other issues affecting veterans? JPO is inviting VTCs to apply to receive on-site and remote training and technical assistance to learn how to implement the new tools with fidelity. JPO staff will work with each pilot court to integrate the tools into existing court procedures and practices and provide ongoing support to address any implementation issues that arise. Up to four VTCs will be invited to participate. 
News from the Center for Court Innovation
Ever wish you could visit the Buffalo Opioid Intervention Court to learn more about how it works? Well, soon you can! This month the Center for Court Innovation traveled to Buffalo, New York with their film crew to gather footage for a “virtual site visit” of the opioid court. The video will feature scenes from the courtroom and interviews with the court team and participants. The virtual site visit will be available on the Center for Court Innovation's training website www.treatmentcourts.org . Create a profile now to be notified when new content is added! 
News from Children and Family Futures
You can learn something new every day! The Family Drug Court (FDC) Learning Academy’s webinars ensure you and your family court team are informed on the latest practices and approaches in the field. Its latest webinar, Ensuring Equity and Inclusion in Family Drug Courts , and accompanying materials is now available to view and download . FDC Learning Academy's next webinar, Change versus Checklist: Rethinking Phases, Recovery, and Readiness in Your Family Drug Court , will take place in November . For more information on this and other FDC Learning Academy webinars, please visit https://www.cffutures.org/fdc-learning-academy/ .   Be sure to check out the FDC Blog to catch up on relevant posts for practitioners in the field.
News from the National Association of
Drug Court Professionals  
The  National Association of Drug Court Professionals   (NADCP) will host its 25th   Annual Training Conference  from July 14-17, 2019, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. NADCP seeks conference session and workshop proposals that present best practices in service delivery, collaboration efforts, and justice programming that enhance outcomes for participants in treatment courts, including adult, juvenile, family, and reentry drug treatment courts; DWI courts; tribal healing to wellness courts; and veterans treatment courts. NADCP also seeks sessions that address law enforcement professionals’ contact with persons with behavioral health issues. The application deadline is Monday, October 15. Click here  to learn more and submit your proposal!

NADCP announces a special opportunity for treatment court programs to obtain  free naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. Through the kaléo Cares Product Donation Program, programs can receive EVZIO (naloxone HCl injection) completely free of charge . The application deadline is Wednesday, October 31. Click here to learn more and apply!
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