September 2017
New Episode: On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center Podcast Series

In the second episode of On the Docket with the National Drug Court Resource Center , we spoke with Jill Murphy, the program supervisor of the King County Family Treatment Court . Listen to our podcast for a discussion about:
  • how family treatment courts function;
  • innovative strategies for working with participants of family treatment courts;
  • and how to keep a family-centered approach with involvement from large systems.

You can download and listen to the newest episode in Apple's iTunes Podcast app.
CFF Update: Two New Resources

Children and Family Futures (CFF) is proud to announce a new, cutting-edge publication, " Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Three Adult Drug Courts ." Produced in collaboration with the National Drug Court Institute (NDCI), "Transitioning to a Family Centered Approach" offers three case studies of adult drug courts in the process of transitioning from a traditional adult drug court program to one that has expanded services to families and children of program participants. It also highlights 10 key strategies for implementing a family-focused approach in adult drug court. 

CFF's National Family Drug Court (FDC) Training and Technical Assistance Program, through the support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program, has just launched a free, self-paced FDC Online Tutorial on the basics of the FDC model and operation. Newly hired team members, local community stakeholders, and members from partner agencies who are looking to become acquainted with the FDC model will find this tutorial particularly helpful.


Register for the new Family Drug Court Online Tutorial
Free Training: Tribal Healing to Wellness Court

The preeminent national training opportunity for tribal problem-solving courts is taking place on September 12-14, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attend the Tribal Law and Policy Institute's 6th annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training to learn about jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian country and how to incorporate custom and tradition into case management, treatments, and tangential services. You will also benefit from the peer-to-peer sharing of successful Healing to Wellness Courts models in operation.

 Preeti Menon , Project Director of NDCRC , will present the preliminary results of the 2017 Annual Drug Treatment Court Survey, conducted by the Justice Programs Office in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Join Preeti's session, "Surveying Drug Treatment Courts – Results from a National Survey and Lessons Learned," on September 13 at 10:30 am to get a snapshot of how courts currently operate, challenges to surveying drug treatment courts, and the lessons learned by the Justice Programs Office through this process.

For more information and to register, visit the Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training website .  
On the Go: JDTC Training and Technical Assistance Team

In August, the Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTC) Training and Technical Assistance Project team headed to Leavenworth, Washington, to observe the work being done with NCJFCJ's Learning Collaborative. They found the JDTCs selected to be part of the Learning Collaborative for their innovative ideas were successfully helping the youth enrolled in their programs.

The JDTC Training and Technical Assistance Project team has a busy travel and training schedule coming up this fall. Team members will be presenting OJJDP's JDTC Guidelines at a variety of conferences across the country and providing interactive training sessions with JDTCs working to implement these new guidelines.

Find them at the following conferences:
  • September 5-6: Colorado Administrative Office of the Courts, in collaboration with NCJFCJ
  • September 14: Annual Oklahoma State Specialty Court Conference
  • October 23-24: Ohio Annual Specialized Dockets Conference
  • October 26: Washington Juvenile Drug Court Conference
  • December 6-8: Annual Tennessee Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference
September 6-7

September 12-14

Oklahoma State Drug Court Conference - no further information available
September 13-14

September 17-19

September 22-26

October 11-14

Pennsylvania Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference - no further information available
October 11-13

October 17-20

October 19-20

Alabama State Drug Court Conference - no further information available
October 24-27

October 26-29

For more events, see the full calendar here .
The  National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center , funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and operated by the Justice Programs Office (JPO) at American University, strives to provide practitioners and professionals working in the drug court field with current resources and upcoming events.  Please email ndcrc@american.edu with any inquiries.