September 2018
Share Your Knowledge with Us
Treatment courts in rural jurisdictions face unique challenges. NDCRC’s Rural Drug Treatment Courts Listserv is an online community designed to facilitate knowledge sharing and problem-solving between treatment court professionals to answer these challenges. Currently, listserv members are participating giving feedback about the creative strategies they employ in the delivery of treatment, transportation, and staffing, among other things. The discussion is being conducted by the listserv’s moderator, Jeffrey Kushner, with the Justice Programs Office, NPC Research and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. To participate in the discussion and add your perspective, join the Rural Drug Treatment Court listserv
National Suicide Prevention Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. This is of special relevance to drug courts, veterans courts, and other judicial programs that serve vulnerable populations. All month long, NDCRC   will promote prevention and awareness resources from the  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Get involved   by donating, volunteering, or learning how to talk about suicide with someone who may be in crisis. If you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at:    1-800-273-8255.
NDCRC at Healing to Wellness Courts Training
How do you know what changes are right for your treatment court? How do you know what your treatment court does well? The answer: data! Last month, NDCRC’s Associate Director of Research Julie Baldwin and Research Specialist Zephi Francis presented at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute’s 8th Annual Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training to share the importance of effective data infrastructure. Their session highlighted how data collection and analysis help courts adhere to best practices and measure progress. Click her e t o view the presentation
News from The Center for Court Innovation
The Center for Court Innovation (CCI) is excited to continue to serve as the technical assistance (TA) provider for state-based adult drug court systems under Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. This year, CCI will be working with as many states as possible to examine, enhance, and improve your drug court systems, with a focus on topics such as responding to the opioid epidemic, universal screening and assessment, and teleservices, among other areas. If your state is interested in statewide TA from CCI, please reach out to Annie Schachar at aschachar@courtinnovation.org .  
News from Children and Family Futures
You’ve got questions The Family Drug Court (FDC) Learning Academy has answers! With over 600 attendees at the webinar Planning for Safe Care – What Your Family Drug Court Needs to Know about Serving Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders and Their Infants , there were many questions that couldn’t be answered during the scheduled time. The FDC Learning Academy has complied your questions and had the panel of experts from the webinar answer them in a podcast format. The post-webinar podcast addresses important questions like engaging mothers in treatment after birth, drug screening during the prenatal period, and plans of safe care (e.g., CAPTA). Tune in by visiting Children and Family Future's website !  
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The National Drug Court Resource, Policy, and Evidence-Based Practice Center ’s mission is to equip the drug court field with open access to a wide variety of resources and research, helping treatment courts run more effectively.
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