Drug Courts: Where Justice, Treatment and Recovery Meet
About the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals (NEADCP): The New England Association of Drug Court Professionals is a nonprofit consortium of drug treatment court professionals from six states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine). Our purpose is to:
- Address critical current and emerging issues confronting drug treatment courts through high-quality training and technical assistance.
- Promote regional coordination and partnerships to address challenges common in New England drug treatment courts and develop responsive pro-active policies and practices.
- Provide a central forum and repository of resources relevant to the development, operation, and administration of drug treatment courts.
Conference Goal: To bring together Justice professionals, Treatment/Recovery specialists and community partners to identify practical solutions that will strengthen the New England response to addiction and facilitate the expansion of drug treatment courts/Specialty Courts.
Participants will be able to:
- Address justice reform issues including harm reduction and recovery strategies in the criminal justice system with focus on Specialty Courts.
- Expand their knowledge of current case management tools including technology, harm reduction and integrated care/supervision.
- Discuss State and Federal Drug Courts and other Specialty Courts and evaluate a continuum of responses to the evolving opioid epidemic. Participants will learn how to apply the information to specific needs and populations,
- Discuss current effective drug court cognitive models and be familiar with responses to integrative care.
- Identify recovery systems of care as an enhancement to other treatment modalities.
- Engage with the medical community and other disciplines including law enforcement and community groups.
- Understand how to improve case outcomes using Evidence Based Practice and case management tools in introductory and advanced drug court operations.
- Increase professional development through networking opportunities.
- Promote peer and expert exchanges to provide support to Drug Courts and other Specialty Courts.
See the Training Resources section for even more training opportunities.
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